WHEATLAND – Many months after it was slated to happen, the Dance Wyoming Spring Fling recital was performed last weekend.
Originally, it was supposed to take place the last weekend of April and when Covid hit, classes were at first put on hold and then canceled with teachers uploading the choreography to You Tube in the hopes the dancers could still work on the dances.
Dance classes started again in September, but instead of a new year, it was a continuation of the previous interrupted year. With the exception of two new tap teachers. Stephani Madsen retired as the tap teacher after many years of dedicated tapping. Amie Dziowgo took over the Tap I class and former Dance Wyoming student, Melody Morford, began teaching the Tap II class. Additional teachers are Mira Taylor and Summer Whelchel who teach hip hop. Taylor also teaches the pre-school performance group, Sunbeams, with Josephine Young. Young instructs the Dance Duos with Studio owner Linda Fabian and Ton Winter and Jessica Schreiner teach the ballet classes.
The performance was live-streamed on Facebook by Catherine Benton as each dancer was only allowed three tickets for family and friends because of audience restrictions for Covid. Recordings may still be watched on the Dance Wyoming Facebook page.
The theme traveled around the world with music inspired by different countries and the ballet classes featureing undersea myths and legends.
Graduating senior Hava Cundall was recognized of having danced with the Studio for ten years and was awarded a $500 schoolarship from the Joe Fabian Scholarshop fund.
New classes for the year begin this week, but there are still openings for new students to join. Irish Step is being offered again this year and will be taught by Molly Cundall. Jazz is also back on the docket and will be taught by Young. Whelchel also teaches Taekwondo for all ages. Contact Dance Wyoming at (307) 331-5284.