The 21st annual Dance Holiday Showcase is a tradition as fun as presents under the Christmas tree.
This year’s dancers, ages 4-18, will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, at the Grant Union Junior-Senior High School old gym. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $7 and a can of food, and children under 6 are admitted free.
Showcase coordinator Kattie Piazza said she expects this year’s dance performances to be just as special as years past.
Featuring dance styles ranging from lyrical to jazz to hip-hop, the showcase is presented by the Grant Union Gold varsity dance team along with dancers from the Body Fitness and Dance studio.
The event is the high school team’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Piazza said the funds help the team purchase costumes and pay for hotel stays when they travel to competitions.
The nonperishable food collected will go to food banks in Grant County.
“Because we’re asking for something, we like to give something back, especially during the holidays,” she said.
Dancers will perform in groups as well as solo and duet performances.
There were 400 attending over the two days of performances last year. Piazza said the showcase is a fun holiday staple.
“The event itself is so special — to incorporate so many age groups, listen to holiday music, see the dancers in their sparkly costumes and the kids out there giving it their all,” she said. “It’s a great kickoff to the holiday season.”