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Fall for dance

Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance presents three performances of Fall for Dance 2015: 7 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, and one matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Don Baggett Theatre, located at 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley.

Fall for Dance showcases the talents of beginning, intermediate, and advanced dance students in theater and world dance styles.

NU Dance Director Courtney Wadman has staged the opening and closing numbers, which feature more than 60 dancers from all levels in the program. The opening piece is a Latin Hip Hop dance called “Danza Kudro,” and the finale incorporates the movements and music from this year’s National Dance Day combo.

Wadman has also restaged one of her pieces that premiered in last year’s Spring for Dance production, an advanced level contemporary jazz dance called “Explosions” to music by Ellie Goulding. Additional styles of dance featured in this production include contemporary ballet, modern, musical theatre, Bollywood, and Afro-Caribbean.

The performance ensemble group will present several works by guest choreographers, including a murder mystery dinner theater piece choreographed by New York artist and NU alumnus Jesse Beck, as well as an “I Love Lucy” themed dance that was choreographed by local dance teacher Sommer Wadman, who has worked with the NU Dance program for more than 20 years.

Additional guest choreography includes work by Assistant Director Gaia Weiss, local ballet teacher Stephanie Stevens, and musical theater teacher Cassie McAlister. Two alumni of the dance program, Mason Teichert and Holly Warner, who are pursing dance majors at UC Santa Barbara, have returned to set works on advanced dancers in the Nevada Union program.

Tickets are available online at http://www.nevadauniondance.com, and all seating is reserved. Ticket prices are $10, $12, or $15, depending on seating location. Tickets will also be on sale in the Don Baggett Theatre lobby from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday and from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

For more information, contact the NU Theatrical Dance program at 530-273-4431, ext. 2103 or visit http://www.nevadauniondance.com.

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