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Students take part in first Phoenix Union Dance Festival


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  • Craig Pletenik/ Phoenix Union High School District

Dance Programs From Alhambra, Trevor Browne, Camelback, Cesar Chavez, Betty Fairfax And South Mountain Came Together For The First Annual Phoenix Union Dance Festival, January 25 At Camelback High School. Photos Courtesy Phoenix Union High School District

Students in dance programs from Alhambra High School, Trevor Browne High School, Camelback High School, Cesar Chavez High School, Betty Fairfax High School and South Mountain High School came together for the first annual Phoenix Union Dance Festival on January 25, 2018  at Camelback High School.

The students worked with two guest instructors who taught master classes in the areas of Advanced Modern and Advanced Contemporary Jazz.

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Student leaders at the Phoenix Union Dance Festival. Photos courtesy Phoenix Union High School District

“The students from all of the performance companies were blended to promote community within the Arts; our students were given a chance to get-to-know each other through taking classes together and then performed for each other at the end of the day,” Camelback High School dance instructor Heidi Wilkes said.

Each of the six high school dance teams brought three pieces to share with the students from other schools during the showcase at the end of the day.

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Dance students from Alhambra, Trevor Browne, Camelback, Cesar Chavez, Betty Fairfax and South Mountain.

Performances included movement from all of the major dance genres; ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop.