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Whidbey Island Dance Theatre

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Dance

Mission: Whidbey island dance theatre is a significant cultural and educational resource for the whidbey island community and it's visitors. Whidbey island dance theatre provides dancers with opportunity for personal growth and achievement by adhering to the highest standards of artistic training and choreography.

Programs: The nutcracker 25th annual community production of the nutcracker included all 19 members from whidbey island dance theatre, 6 professional dancers and 50 volunteer dancers from the community. Show performed at the local high school auditorium for 7 performances in december. Gives company members experience in public performance as part of their pre-professional experience. Send a child to nutcracker - mailer, e-mail and face-to-face campaign to raise money for families that might have not been able to afford purchasing a ticket to the nutcracker. About 500 seats over the course of 8 shows were reserved. Whidbey island dance theatre teamed up with family resource center in distributing tickets to families.

festival educational development/regional dance america pacific in spokane washington. There were 4 chaperones plus the presence of the artistic and assistant artistic directors. Provided dancers with educational, performance, and audition experience through new teachers, allowing them to expand their dancing experience and become a more, well-rounded dancer.

celebration of dance contemporary-focused with a modern ballet twist; company members performing in 12 different 4-8 minute choreographed pieces. All 19 full company members were given the opportunity to perform in pieces. Show included special guest artists and emerging pieces. Our 2 junior company members performed in 2 pieces. This experience provides the dancers with professional and educational growth through their experience with various, professional choreographers. Five emerging dancers each choreographed a piece performed in the show. Through this experience they learned: how to piece together choreography in a relatively short amount of time; work with their fellow dancers to produce the image they were trying to create; and learned how you communicate their steps to each individual dancer even if that meant teaching one dancer differently than another.

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