Fall Dance Concert Takes the Stage November 6

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Members of Mercersburg Academy’s dance program are excited to be back on stage for the Fall Dance Concert Saturday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Simon Theatre. This is the first time students in the program will perform without masks since the COVID-19 pandemic began. 

Family of the dancers, faculty, staff, and their families are welcome to attend. Please consult Mercersburg’s visitor policy. 

The concert includes choreography by Director of Dance Denise Dalton; instructors Hans Nelson, Sean Alan Miller, and Michael Reyes; guest artist Lees Hummel; and students. The show features ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and musical-theatre styles. “There’s something for everyone,” says Dalton. 

Dalton re-staged a piece of original choreography, By Heart, for Paula Ante Wright ’22 in memory of her late mother, Violeta Wright. This piece is also dedicated to all those who understand the loss of their mother. Student choreographers include seniors and dance captains Destiny Rodney ’22, Joie Xiao ’22, and Molly Willis ’22. Matthew Tavarez ’22 and Bob Hollis ’24 created a comical duet on being an artist, and Catherine Orders ’23 and Olivia Short ’23 collaborated on a duet as well. Cricket Tatone '24 choreographed her first solo, and Elizabeth Orders ’25 choreographed her first group piece with her fellow ninth-grade dancers.

The weekend following the Fall Dance Concert, the Simon Theatre will host Mercersburg’s Fall Pops Concert (featuring the Jazz Band, Octet, and Magalia) Saturday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on this story, please contact Lee Owen (owenl@mercersburg.edu) in Mercersburg’s Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications.