The Youth Performing Arts School is delighted to present three dynamic
performances of Dance Concert 2014 featuring Classical Ballet, Jazz, and
Modern Dance performed by the incredible student talent pool at YPAS and
choreographed by the YPAS dance faculty. Suitable for grade 4 and up, Dance
Concert 2014 will fascinate audiences with exquisite classic and ultramodern
dance forms. Dance Concert 2014 is truly a magical voyage into the world of
dance. (Dance Concert 2014 - Recommended for grades 4 and up.)
Friday, February 21 @ 7 pm
Saturday, February 22 @ 7 pm
Sunday, February 23 @ 2pm
(Sample pieces from Dance Concert 2014)
Excerpts from "The Sleeping Beauty" choreographed by Marius Petipa in 1890 and
re-staged an adapted by Lora Ruttan.
Tchaikovsky's music sets the framework for this beautifully exquisite sampling
of a classic fairytale told through dance. Princess Aurora, the Wolf, Puss N'
Boots, the Lilac Fairy, Little Red Riding Hood Enchanting and familiar
characters dance a fascinating rendition of our beloved story.
"Walkin' the Dog": Choreographed by Gail Benedict
When was the last time you saw tap dancing and live dogs on stage at the same
time? This number will surely make you giggle with amusement and delight
through the creative nature of live innovative dance. "Walkin' the Dog" is a real
"De5ign 4 Nine" : Choreographed by Kimberly Herndon
Sometimes it's just dance, visually pleasing and fun.
"to add one, to take one away?" Choreographed by Kimberly Herndon
How do things change when one more is added or one is taken away?
"Air" Choreographed by Lora Ruttan.
Paced by Bach's Air on a G String "Air" demonstrates the unconventional
structure and dynamics of a contemporary ballet.
"At This Table" choreographed by Theresa Mudd. This contemporary piece details
important, happy, sad and momentous occasions that take place around a table A
fascinating look at events in a life through dance.
"Just Speak" Choreographed by Kimberly Herndon
Kimbelerly Herndon explains, "The concept for this piece began to germinate as I watched the YPAS Theatre
Dept.s Bang Bang You're Dead earlier this fall. The young actors did such an
amazing job and I wanted to explore similar themes with my own students such as
the importance of communication, the power our words have on others, self-talk,
and modes of expression. "Speak. Know Evil" is a look at how we all, especially
young people, overcome obstacles both inward and outward and find positive
For more information contact or email
Youth Performing Arts School
1517 S. 2nd St.
Louisville, KY 40208
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