On Friday evening, May 4, Cedaredge residents were charmed by a lively two-act dance production. The production, dubbed "Famous Greats," was performed by students from Dance West, under the direction of Gena Rose.
Gena Rose established Dance West in Cedaredge in August 2009, offering various fitness, dance (ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap and Zumba), mat pilates, body sculpting and creative movement classes.
Taking center stage were Dance West students Ellison Black, Emily Brooks, Aspen Furubotten, Shay Hamilton, Bonnie Hogan, Natalie Hogan, Olivia Lindsay, Emma Stumpf, Hayley Suiter, Kaitlyn Suppes, Kendra TenNapel, Julia TenNapel, Brynn Wagner, Cadence Wood, Hunter Brasfield, Mike Aman, Adam DeAngelo, Shane Gates, Michael James, Jake Ostrom, Rodney Grantham, Wyett Hamilton, Noah Hogan, Sarah Green, Paige Hunt, Aubrey Lindsay, Logan Locke, Mary Locke, Zoe Wood and Gena Rose. Their ages spanned more than five decades (youngest student is three years old, while the oldest is 57 years young) and of varying abilities. It was a memorable performance much appreciated by an excited, and obviously enthralled, standing-room-only audience at Cedaredge High School.
The performance included 17 dance interpretations (of which most were choreographed by the young performers, according to Gena Rose) of various musical genre and dance styles and a solo vocal performance by Brynn Wagner.
With Natalie Hogan presenting Gena Rose with the traditional bouquet of flowers, shouts of "encore," "wonderful" and "great" could be heard coming from the audience as the final curtain closed. One unidentified 70-year-old lady said the performance brought back good memories of her time as a young girl.
Gena Rose told the Delta County Independent that she was so very grateful to be working with so many talented young performers, and to be given the opportunity to introduce both them and their audiences to the performing arts.
Gena Rose is currently teaching dance/fitness classes at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta and at her Cedaredge dance studio.
For more information call the Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 874-0923 or Dance West at 209-4509.blog comments powered by Disqus