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Lincoln-Way East Orchesis to perform Dance Concert
Thursday, January 18, 2018

On Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, Lincoln-Way East dancers will perform the East Orchesis Dance Concert entitled “Orchesis: Musical Edition.” The shows will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln-Way East Fine Arts Center. Tickets will be sold at the box office a half hour prior to each show. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children age three and under will gain free admittance.

Orchesis is a dance organization that gives students with a strong desire and talent to dance the opportunity of expressive movement through the art of dance performance. The goal is to educate and strengthen the appreciation of dance as an art form. All dances are choreographed by high school students and allow them an opportunity to participate in leadership roles. Fifty dancers from grades nine through twelve have been preparing since August for the performance.

"We have a very talented group of girls this year,” says Orchesis Director Julie Widinski. “Their dedication and hard work has produced a very entertaining show."

This year’s dance performance is a compilation of various choreography designed as a tribute to musical favorites. Dancers will perform all styles of dance from hip hop to ballet. Music selections include hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and today.