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Making Moves at Charlottesville's 1st Day of Dance

By: Jessica Cunnington Email
By: Jessica Cunnington Email

May 25, 2013

With so many types of dance in Charlottesville, organizers of the first Day of Dance wanted to spend one day bringing the music and moves right to the community.

From traditional ballet, tap and jazz, to all types of cultural dance and even aerial dance, it was all shown off by the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall on Saturday.

Around 24 different groups were signed up for a slot to perform from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Wilson School of Dance just had their spring show a couple of weeks ago and one member said being able to do what she loves in a place she loves makes it a great experience.

"We're just doing a few selections from our show out here where everyone can see us," said Sophie Maus. "It's really fun and it's exciting to have an audience right there in front of you and the energy just really excites all the dancers."

"It was strange to realize it hadn't been done before once we started doing it," said the director of Charlottesville's Day of Dance, Megan Hillary. "And the response from the participants has been wonderful because they've wanted something like this so we've kept ours as broad as possible so it's everything from dance fitness to classically trained to social dance."

The whole day will finish up with one big dance party on Saturday night. Hillary says she's already thinking and excited about the second annual Day of Dance.


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