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Monthly Newsletter: February 2015

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Our Hopes for the Future materials

February 2015.
MCDC Day at Master Choreographers: Feb 7 at 2 pm
Spring Performance of "Our Hopes for the Future"
Weather Cancellation Info
Student of the Month
Birthday Corner
MCDC Day at Master Choreographers: Feb 7 at 2 pm

MCDC students of all ages and their parents: We encourage you to join us Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. for MCDC Day at Master Choreographers. After the performance, join us for a Talkback Session with the MCDC faculty. Your dance teachers will tell you all about the experience of performing on the Muhlenberg Mainstage, and you can ask them all your questions!

Get your tickets now!

A spectacular evening of ballet, contemporary dance, tap and jazz, Master Choreographers showcases exciting new dance works choreographed by nationally and internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty under the artistic direction of Karen Dearborn.

This season's Master Choreographers concert will feature choreography by guest artist Jessica Lang, artistic director of Jessica Lang Dance and recipient of the 2014 New York Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie Award") for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer.

The evening will also feature works by: Danish choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen; Corrie Franz Cowart, co-artistic director of Co-Art Dance; Heidi Cruz-Austin, alumna of the Pennsylvania Ballet; Jeffrey Peterson, former dancer with Danny Buraczeski's Jazzdance; Shelley Oliver, director of Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers; Karen Dearborn, founding director of the Muhlenberg Dance Program; and Dorrell Martin, founder of Léon Dance Arts NY.

MCDC teachers performing in Master Choreographers are:
Laura Barbalato
Sarah Braviak
Annie Carrao
Noah Dach
Melissa Denholtz
Tommy McCarthy
Danielle McWalters
and Patricia Statkiewicz

Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 7 at 2 & 8 p.m.

ORDER TICKETS by phone: 484.664.3333 or order online.

**Tickets sell out quickly to these performances, so please pre-order to ensure a seat!**

Spring Performance of "Our Hopes for the Future"
Preparations for this year's Spring Performance, Our Hopes for the Future, are well underway! MCDC staff, teachers, and students have begun working hard for the big event. This month, you will receive a handout in class describing details on days and times of rehearsals and the performances in May for those dancers interested in being a part of the show. All MCDC spring dancers are welcome to participate in the performance, although it is not mandatory. There are no extra fees required. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information!
Weather Cancellation Info
In case of inclement weather, please refer to WFMZ Channel 69 News or the WFMZ Website for MCDC class cancellations.
Student of the Month

This month's Student of the Month is Katie Dempsey. Katie attends Lehigh Valley Academy, and is currently in first grade. She has been officially dancing since she started the MCDC class this past September — but she has been dancing "unofficially" for a lot longer than that. Katie's favorite thing about dancing is having fun and dancing with her friends. She also likes her MCDC teachers a lot! Her other interests include doing art projects, playing with her friends and her brother, and going swimming.

Birthday Corner


2. Lily Suero
5. Elise Kney
17. Zoe Sandt
25. Rylie Repsher


5. Margot Turek
7. Olivia Nonnemacher
10. Alexandra Wilmer
15. Kara Hortner
17. Keira Walther
31. Lyssa Rodriguez