More than 200 dancers from seven area towns will step onto the stage at Wilton High School’s Clune Center for Wilton Dance Studio’s spring show on Sunday, June 7 at 1 and 4:30 p.m.
Each year, the show is divided into multiple acts to feature different aspects of students’ work. The first is the classical ballet Sleeping Beauty followed by All That Jazz, a revue featuring jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary and Irish dance. It is also a showcase for individual ballet performances from graduating seniors who develop and perform their own choreography for the show. Each performance in All That Jazz reflects the work each student over a year of dance study.
Also included is Grandma’s Attic, featuring the studio’s youngest dancers from three years old through kindergarten age. This format lets each class take a turn on the stage to introduce younger dancers to performing.
Wilton High School graduating senior Sharon Fischer is a featured dancer in this year’s show.
“My favorite part of this show is that everyone has a part,” she said. “A lot of the choreography is challenging and it’s been really wonderful to watch the younger girls in the class work hard to improve their pieces. Everyone has a chance to showcase their abilities.”
She added that dance has been an essential part of her life, and will continue to be even after she graduates.
“Next year I will be a freshman at Simmons College. There is a dance company at the school and I look forward to meeting other dancers and continue to perform and hone my skills. I think dance will be a part of my life forever.”
Brenda Froehlich, a Wilton native, is owner and artistic director of the studio who scored the choreography with instructors Peter Nevin, Kristen Prescott, Aisha Saeed, Hannah Stewart and Jennifer Danise. Scenery is provided by Mark Froehlich of J. Galt Design, a nationally recognized theatrical backdrop company.
The show is a family-friendly production. The length is manageable for young children and it includes an intermission. Tickets are available by calling 203-544-9007 or downloading an order form at wiltondance.com. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of the show.