Dance takes center stage at UH Hilo

November 23, 2011  |   |  2 Comments
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Dancers Stephanie Shepherd and Babatunji Johnson, photo by Chuck Koester

Dancers from the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department and Hawaiʻi Community College presents the Great Leaps dance concert on Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s Performing Arts Center.

This annual event features more than 150 dancers from Hilo and Hawaiʻi dance classes and invited guests from the community.

Great Leaps Highlights

  • Jazz and ballet pieces choreographed by Celeste Staton, including excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet
  • Pas de deux featuring performing arts majors Heather Cloud and Joshua Tavares
  • Rebecca Baumsteiger performing the Sugar Plum Fairy solo
  • Modern and aerial dance choreographed by Annie Bunker
  • Tap dance taught by Cheryl Aue
  • Contemporary pieces by Grady Sullivan, Stephanie Shepherd and Dori Yamada

Ticket Information

The performance is open seating and tickets are $6 general and $4 for students, seniors, children, faculty and staff. Buy tickets online or stop by the Performing Arts Center box office.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended due to the popularity of the event.

For disability accommodation, contact Heidi Veilleux at (808) 933-3209 (V) or (808) 933-3334 (TTY) at least 10 working days prior to the event.

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  1. Steve says:

    Hawaii Community College done a benchmark jobs, i gone to know hawii Community college and dance classes on behalf of my friend, its wonderfull experience in my life time

  2. Trina Nahm-Mijo says:

    Ploease note: Great Leaps – Kona will be held for the first time this year on Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 pm at Aloha Theatre. Tickets are available at http://www.AlohaTheatre.com or 1 hour prior to the event.

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