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Nov 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Libertyville High School Auditorium
708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville
MOVE will showcase professional and future professional dancers from 6 different dance companies, including Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. Company Co-Director Emily Winkler, “We are thrilled that the group of young dancers we have selected will have the opportunity to interact with other youth and professional dance companies in a positive and collaborative environment.”
Jazz Dance is a uniquely American art form combining classical elements with those that reflect modern cultural influences such as jazz, vaudeville, and even today’s popular music. It’s characterized by a high-energy style and syncopated rhythms where the dancer’s body and music work in tandem expression.
This year a portion of the proceeds from MOVE will be donated to Everybody Dance Now! Chicago. Everybody Dance Now! is a youth-run nonprofit organization that provides free, weekly dance programming to young people throughout the country who would otherwise not have access to such opportunities. They are dedicated not only to inspiring students through positive outlets that promote healthy and active lives but also to empowering our young leaders as agents of social change.
Jazz Theatre of Illinois wants to return dance to its roots as a creative, collaborative, and community-based art form. It is a not-for-profit company working to resurrect community spirit among aspiring dancers. If you are tired of the prevailing competitive attitude in dance engendered by Dance Moms, dance competitions, and for-profit dance teams, then Jazz Theatre of Illinois will provide a safe landing place for your young dancer.
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home.
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