BETHLEHEM, PA– Senior dance students will be showcasing their choreography skills in the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ annual Young Choreographers in Concert event. The streamed show will take place March 26-28, 2021.
Young Choreographers in Concert (YCC) is the culminating event, or final exam, for the Senior Dance Composition course. Each senior student creates original choreography that is cohesively based on a theme of their choosing. They then cast dancers from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes. This year’s show features twenty-five senior choreographers and more than 80 dancers. This year’s themes are wide-ranging, such as exploring gender norms and how they influence society, the effects of organ donation, tie-dye and color psychology, the mother/daughter bond and human fascination with different forms of entertainment, just to name a few.
Concert director, Amy Berry says, “YCC is an invaluable opportunity for students to find their creative selves and to see an artistic process through from conception to the stage. A physical and visual expression of the students’ inner feeling and interests that is always an exciting and entertaining surprise to watch!”
Evening performances will take place on March 26 & 27 at 7 PM and matinee performances on March 27 & 28 at 2 PM. Tickets for the show are $6-$11 and can be purchased through Showtix4u.com/events/charterarts.
ABOUT THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (Charter Arts)
Charter Arts is an audition-based public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts. Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music.
Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone Exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate, are testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.
Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its eighteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation. Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2020, the school earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for the fourth year in a row, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Recently, Charter Arts was ranked as #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA (out of 666) and #1 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania on Niche’s 2021 Best Schools in America Rankings.
Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015.
For more information, visit www.CharterArts.org.
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321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015