Annual Spring Dance Concerts 2018

The Ballet Program of the Spring Dance Concerts will be held on Thursday, May 24 at 7:00, and Saturday, May 26 at 2:00 and the Jazz/Tap/Contemporary Programs will be held on Friday, May 25 at 7:00 and May 26 at 7:00. All performances take place in the Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

Show Dates/Times:

Thursday, May 24 at 7pm - Ballet
Friday, May 25 at 7pm - Jazz
Saturday, May 26 at 2pm - Ballet
Saturday, May 26 at 7pm - Jazz
Ticket Price (advance): $10.00



"Alice in Wonderland" by Nancy Long
Dancers: Maria Mandronico (Alice), Noah Price (Mad Hatter), Serafina Sortino (March Hare), Molly Roefaro (Caterpillar), Michelle Casab (White Rabbit), Mary McEvoy-Melo and Isabella Pedulla (Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee), Samantha Boucher and Mia Dischiavo (Queen and King of Hearts), Maya Brown, Ada Gouse, Kyra Warncke (Cheshire Cats)

The Thursday night and Saturday matinee repertory program opens with a suite of classical dances: "Napoli" (Staged by Lynn Bollana, Choreography by Auguste Bournonville), "Emperor’s Waltz" and "Classic Variations".

"More Thank Me," an original work by Lindsey LaFountain, will complete the first half of the program.

"Alice in Wonderland" where the youngest dancers join the seasoned senior dancers as they have fun portraying all the zany character roles from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts!

"Solstice" by Kathy Ryan featuring graduating seniors:
Samantha Boucher, Mary McEvoy-Melo, Serafina Sortino, Rebekah Hedeen

The Jazz Program, a compilation of jazz, tap, and contemporary works will be performed on Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm. Celebration and Partying are the themes for the program of Kathy Ryan's crowd-pleasing choreography. Sharon Warncke assisted in preparing the large cast of student dancers, guest artists, and several alumni.

Setting the tone for this program of fun is "Wild, Wild Party" where the advanced dancers will be joined by returning students making surprise guest appearances in this outrageous and colorful dance. Our highly skilled youngest concert dancers will take center stage in "R.S.V.P." At the end of the first half of the program the spotlight will be on our four graduating seniors in the elegant and ethereal "Solstice".

The second half of the program brings back some of our favorite choreography by Kathy Ryan. "Formerly Known As" illustrates the evocative and rich music, costumes, and movement of an era while exuberance abounds in the final dance celebration, "Swing It Kids!" Kathy Ryan first presented this dance in 1996 with the help of Phil Horzempa. Under the tutelage our resident jitterbug king, Phil, the cast of men and women swing dance to great jazz standards of the 1940's. Boasting a cast with ten men, including Phil Horzempa and alumni from the original cast, Dan Goldman, "Swing It Kids!" will lift the spirits of the entire audience.