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CHS Hosting 2012 Dance Competition on January 21—And Why Dance is Important

To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.
—Aubrey Lynch

Colchester High School will host its 2012 dance competition on Saturday, January 21.

The doors open to the public at 12:30 p.m., and the competition begins at 1:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $12 for a family of two adults and two children.

The dance competitions are a lot of fun to watch, and they involve talented dancers from schools all across our region. In addition to CHS competitors, this year’s competition includes participants from Burr & Burton Academy, Lamoille Union Middle & High School, Missisquoi Valley Union High School, Mt. Mansfield Union High School, and South Burlington High School, and it will include hip-hop, jazz, and pom dancing events.

Kate Whalen, Jessica Ashton, and Lynn Bessett—all of whom have backgrounds in professional dancing—will judge the competitions on such criteria as overall effect, choreography, technique, and group execution. Each performance has a minimum time of two minutes and a maximum of three minutes.

Why is dancing important?

Aside from being a positive, creative form of expression and entertainment, dance teaches the value of excellent discipline, a positive work ethic, and determination. It is excellent exercise, it develops coordination and spatial skills, it encourages intense concentration, and it fosters invaluable social skills. Dance also helps our students to understand the value of teamwork and cooperation.

And it is fun!

Come in from out of the cold and feel inspired. Remember, the doors open at 12:30.

Thanks for joining us!

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