Yes, they can dance. The popular showcase of talent, ‘So We Think We Can Dance’ is back for its fifth year at the Darien Arts Center, where the student-run production has sold-out audiences for the past four years.
Totally produced by DAC dance student volunteers, ages 10 to 18, the show returns to the DAC Weatherstone Studio with performances on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.
DAC dance students manage all stages of creation and execution, and choreograph and perform approximately 14 dances that encompass many different styles of dance.
— an announcement from Darien Arts Center
“So We Think We Can Dance” originated as the brainchild of a few of the dance department students 4 years ago, who had a vision of each student expressing their own individuality in their dance performances and having a chance to shine.
“I have been ‘wowed’ by these students and their talent every year,” DAC Dance Director, Bonnie Gombos said. “They really put their hearts into this, as well as a lot of time and effort. I can’t wait to see this year’s performances.”
The show has been a huge success. This year, Ashley Cassetta, Natalie Pittaway and Jana Powers, DAC dance students, are producing the show.
“Being able to create something of your own is quite the challenge,” Ashley said. “But every year, everyone is more than willing to tackle that challenge. This show gives the dancers the opportunity to create something that is purely from their own imagination, and you won’t believe the results!”
Tickets for “So We Think We Can Dance” are $10 and the show runs for approximately 2 hours. Reservations are highly recommended, as the shows usually sell out. To make a reservation call the DAC at (203) 655-8683 or email Bonnie@darienarts.org