The Phipps Dance Company, a non-competitive performing dance troupe led by director Christina Leines and associate director Stephanie Campbell, is celebrating its 14th season with showcase performances in the Black Box Theater. The 2018-19 company is comprised of 14 auditioned dancers who range in age from 14 to 18 years old. The company focuses on building well-rounded, technically advanced dancers. To audition for the company, the dancers are required to have at least two years of prior dance training. As company members, the dancers have weekly rehearsals and must take at least two dance technique classes per week.
The performances will feature a variety of styles, including musical theater, lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and classical ballet. In addition to choreography by directors Leines and Campbell, the company is welcoming guest choreographers Kyra Scanlan, Erin Sheppard, Barb Suick, and Ballet Co. Laboratory.
The Phipps Junior Dance Company, led by director Mackenzie Heisler and associate director Greta Lewis, will also perform. Featuring dancers ages 9 to 13 years old, this company perpares members for their future with The Phipps Dance Company and beyond. The company is made of up 17 auditioned dancers who rehearse September through May for performances locally and throughout the Twin Cities. The company will be presenting a lyrical and tap piece at the performances.
Saturdays, April 6 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays, April 7 & 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and youth