A cornucopia of dance talent will be on stage at the Gracie Theater on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 6 p.m. when members of the Husson University Dance Club and Dance Team will share their talents as part of ” An unforgettable night.” The event is free and open to the public. Voluntary donations are welcome and help the club pay for costumes and shoes.
“Each year we host a showcase that allows our members to share their talents with the public,” said Samantha Fantasia, President of Husson Dance Club. “We rehearse year-round in preparation for this event. The 24 routines that will be performed on ‘One Night to Remember’ encompass a variety of different dance styles, represent countless hours of rehearsal, and underscore the total dedication of our limbs. to the art of expression through physical movement.”
Fantasia is a junior who is studying at the Husson University School of Physiotherapy. She helped choreograph seven of the different routines that will be featured in this dance event, including the opening number.
Public exhibits are a valuable part of Husson’s educational experience. They serve as places where students can exchange creative expressions with their peers and receive feedback from members of the public.
Husson students at all levels of dance experience can join the dance club. Husson University Dance Club’s choreographers, dance lessons and dance team help inexperienced participants look professional. While some of the choreography on display at the event was provided by dance team coach Hilary Hoyt and dance class instructor Stephanie McGary, the majority of the routines were choreographed by the students. of Husson.
Members of the public needing additional information can email Fantasia at [email protected]
Samantha Fantasia has been dancing since the age of 3 and attends Corinne’s School of Dance in Rochester, NH. She has been dancing competitively since the age of 8. Her talents encompass all dance styles including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, kickline, hip. hop, and modern. She performed in a variety of ballets including “The Nutcracker” and “La Belle au Bois Dormant”. Fantasia has been part of the Husson Dance Club since its first year in 2019.
Breanna Severance is a third-year psychology student here at Husson. She started dancing at Top Hat II Dance Studio when she was five years old. Severance took a short break for two years but found her love and passion again during her first year at Husson. She competed for seven years and appeared in recitals, showcases, parades and mini-tours. She loves tap, jazz and hip hop and looks forward to continuing dancing after graduation. She has been with the Dance Club since 2019. Severance helped choreograph six of the night’s routines, including the closing performance.
Melanie Wright is in her third year at Husson. She is studying entertainment production at the university’s New England School of Communications (NESCom). She has been dancing since the age of three at the Drouin Dance Center in Westbrook, Maine. She is passionate about many different dance styles including Irish Jigging. Wright danced at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2017 and helped choreograph four of the different dance routines, including one titled “Big Spender.”
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