Davie High winter dance concert Dec. 8-9

Published 10:28 am Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Annual Winter Dance Concert performed by the Davie High Dance Department will be held Dec.  8-9  at the Brock Performing Arts Center in Mocksville.

The curtain will rise at 7 p.m. and take audience members through an evening of dance that will showcase students work in contemporary, jazz and hip-hop dance.

Lori Crump is the new dance teacher at Davie High. Crump, who is from Clemmons, grew up dancing in a local studio and went on to graduate from East Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in dance education. Crump has more than 20 years of dance experience including extensive training in contemporary, jazz, and ballet.

Crump joins the Davie High Arts team after teaching in Forsyth County Schools. Crump grew up watching some of her family members be a part of the Davie Dance Department and said she is “excited to start a new era of dance at Davie High School by sharing her passion for dance with her students.”

The Winter Concert will include seven senior pieces that each senior choreographed as part of their curriculum.

“The honors student come up with a concept they want to portray to their audience. They write a proposal, then we spend several weeks cultivating their ideas to bring them to life through a dance piece” Crump says.

One of the senior honors pieces was choreographed by Mary Ellen Lewis and Kailan Thomas.

“Our dance portrays the struggles you go through in high school all while having a friend you can count on in the good times and bad,” says Thomas. Their dance is a contemporary work to the popular “Work Song” by Hozier.

The closing piece of the show is a tribute to the seniors’ friends and family members. The piece dives into the emotions of the seniors as they are about to graduate high school and venture into their next steps in life.

“There will be upbeat and fun dances featured in the show. The winter dance concert will offering an exhilarating evening of dance for the audience,” Crump said.

Tickets are $6 in advance or $10 at the door.  Call or email Crump at 336-751-5909 to purchase tickets.