TEEN CHOREOGRAPHERS SHINE IN ANNUAL DANCE CONCERT

 

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts to present its annual Young Choreographers in Concert, April 12 & 13, 2019.

BETHLEHEM, PA  (April 12-13,2019)—29 senior students will be showcasing their choreography skills in the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ annual Young Choreographers in Concert event on April 12 & 13, 2019.

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 more than twenty senior choreographers and close to 100 dancers.  This year’s themes are wide-ranging, such as the current political environment, spiritual awakenings, the 1950’s revolutionary marketing and product development period, and the mental toll of a disease, 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!”

There will be evening performances on both dates at 7 PM, with a matinee performance on the 13th at 2 PM.  Tickets are $8-$13 and can be purchased online at www.CharterArts.org.

ABOUT THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (Charter Arts):

Charter Arts, opened in 2003, is an audition-based, tuition-free, 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 design, theatre, visual art, 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 sixteenth 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 addition, Charter Arts earned a Silver Award for its impressive ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best High Schools for the Arts in America list.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015. For more information, visit www.CharterArts.org.

 

 

Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
www.CharterArts.org