Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts advanced tap dancers were selected via audition to perform in the Twin Cities Tap Festival Showcase on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis. Under the guidance of instructor and choreographer Christine Martin, the dancers will perform “Counting Stars,” a performance about reaching for the stars, counting blessings, and expressing joy of life, rhythm, and movement.
Performers will include: Carter Full, Hannah Graff, Nathan Graff, Viva Graff, Nadia Hocum, Justine Meinke, and Lucy Wilfahrt. Through the rehearsal process, the dancers have spent time exploring concepts such as gratitude, communication, confidence, and the power of artistic expression.
Winona-area dance enthusiasts don’t have to travel to see the performance; everyone is invited to attend the dancers’ final dress rehearsal on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, located at the Valéncia Arts Center at 10th and Vila streets. This 15-20-minute performance is free and open to the public and will include the dance performance and an explanation of the process.
Information about the festival can be found at www.twincitiestap.com.