By: Rachel Navarro
Photo courtesy of Amber Kanoza
On Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, the Carlow Dance Company will hold their 13th annual spring dance show starting at 8 p.m. in the Antonian Theatre. The doors to the Antonian theater will begin opening at 7:30 p.m.
The Carlow University dance organization was founded back in 2006, making the organization 13 years in standing.
The Dance Company is a student-run organization. It is both taught and supervised by students. Each category and level of dance has a student instructor that serves as a choreographer. They typically produce two shows per year—one per semester.
Show Director, junior nursing major, Kirsten DePanicis says, “The goal of the dance company is to provide students with a way to exercise, decrease stress, and learn a new skill during each practice that will then be showcased at the end of each semester in our performances.”
At the performance, Greek student organization Delta Gamma Beta will be selling baked goods to raise money for the Magee Women’s NICU. At the show, they will have a variety of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and many more goods for sale.
Philanthropy Chair Laichelle Fuller said, “I believe philanthropy is important because it is good to give back to the community. It teaches us to be selfless and take the time to do different activities that support a good cause.”
In addition to the bake sale, the dance company will also be selling flowers. The flowers are available to purchase individually or in a bundle. They are then labeled and the person who purchases them can send a personalized message to the dancer. They are then delivered backstage directly to the dancers.
50/50 raffle tickets will also be for sale in order to raise money for the company expenses, as they provide all costumes to the dancers free of charge.
If you have any questions or would like to know more information regarding the spring dance show, please contact Director Kirsten DePanicis: firstname.lastname@example.org.