Saturday, May 12, is the last day to catch the Stagioni de Danza performance.
Each spring, the dance program culminates in a student-choreographed performance that incorporates the dancers' creativity, skill, and dedication to the art form.
This year's performance, "Stagioni di Danza" opens Thursday evening at the . Performances will take place May 10-12 at 7:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Ame Secrist, the Carlmont High School dancers will perform four interpretive pieces---each representing elements of the seasons--fall, winter, spring and summer. Stagioni di Danza was choreographed by the student dancers.
According to parent volunteer Rebecca Smith, the Carlmont dance program is more than 25 years old and consists of beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes comprised of kids from Belmont and San Carlos.
Smith says this year's annual performance will feature 55 dancers from the advanced and intermediate levels. Many of these students study dance after school all year long at local dance studios. Some dancers also compete in regional and national elite dance competitions. Junior Sydney Smith is an apprentice with a professional dance company.
Of course, each year sees the departure of some of the dancers as they graduate from high school. This year's graduating seniors are Jordan Abramovitz, Kaitlin Adams, Kendall Bishop, Melanie Carlsen, Kristen McCarrick, Megan McDowell, Gabe Ortiz, Christiana Ratto, Meghana Ravikumar, Olivia Reidy, Maya Turkenitz and Kristi Tom.
- Carlmont High School Dance presents "Stagioni de Danza"
- May 10-12 7:00 PM
- Carlmont Performing Arts Center, 1400 Alameda De las Pulgas, Belmont
- Tickets: $12- $15
- For tickets, go to www.carlmontperformingarts.com
Proceeds from tickets sales and concessions help offset the cost for costumes, lighting and other technical needs.