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 taking place April 1 & 2, 2022, at the school, located at 321 East 3rd Street in Bethlehem.
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 inspired by a theme of their choosing and sets their work on freshman, sophomore and junior dancers. This year’s performance features twenty-nine choreographers and more than 70 dancers.
This year, the students’ choreography features a wide range of relevant themes including gentrification and its effects on communities, the bleaching of coral reefs, the political divide in our country, dealing with a mental block as shown through the inspiration of diving, and the fear of growing up.
Concert co-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 April 1 & 2 at 7 PM and a matinee performance will take place on April 2 at 2 PM. Tickets for the show are $5-$10 and can be purchased at www.CharterArts.org.
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 nineteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation. Charter Arts was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. The school has also earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for four years, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Recently, Charter Arts was ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA and #1 Best Charter High School in PA on Niche’s 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings.
Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.
For more information about the school, visit www.CharterArts.org.
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321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015