DEARBORN – The Henry Ford Community College Full Circle Dance Company presents its 23rd annual Spring Dance Concert at 8 p.m. May 4 and 5 in the Mackenzie Fine Arts Center on the main campus.
The Full Circle Dance Company consists of dancers from all over metropolitan Detroit. The program offers high school juniors and seniors, and college dancers an opportunity to receive dance experiences that may not be available at other institutions.
Applicants can go through dual enrollment. Dance company requirements include a strong background in dance — especially ballet or modern — an audition, an intervie, and registering for the three credit class College Dance Company.
This semester, dance company members received several opportunities to hone their skills as performers. They worked with several guest artists and choreographers, attended live dance concerts, took master classes and traveled to Grand Valley State University for the American College Regional Dance Festival to participate and perform.
Some featured choreographic works by guest artists include a male duet set to the Motown song “25 Miles” by Greg Patterson, an Oakland University dance professor; a piece set to techno music called “1982” by Aaron Smith, a choreographer and Wayne State University alumnus; excerpts from the ballet, “Coppelia,” including a pas de deux; and a male and female solo variation by Morgan Grubola-Vonberg, HFCC ballet choreographer.
Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, contact Artistic Director Diane Mancinelli at 313-845-6314.
To learn more about
the program, go to www.hfcc.edu/programs/fine-arts-and-fitness/FullCircleDanceCompany.asp.