On Friday, April 5th, the Grier community gathered to watch Grier dancers in their Spring Performances.The show was a stunnning exhibit of twenty-two pieces reflecting the variety of dance styles taught at Grier. Dancers of all abilities participated in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, and tap. Several numbers featured choreography developed by guest instructors and choreographers like Melissa Rector, Mike Esperanza, Kiesha Lalama, Jason McDole, Joshua Manchulich, and Rob Priore, along with our Grier dance instructors Jocelyn Hrzic, Danielle Bower, and Emmalee Hallinan, and the Pre-Professional class.
Dance Director Joci Hrzic opened the performance with special words of praise for her dancers, especially how they were able to step up and fill in when key pre-professional dancer Alexa sprained her ankle just days earlier. Although certainly disappointed at not being able to dance in the Spring show, Alexa offered support and encouragement to her fellow dancers. We look forward to seeing Alexa and the other senior dancers perform again for graduation in May.