On Friday, May 12, at 7 pm, the dance majors of the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Red Bank Regional High School present their “Spring Dance Extravaganza” inside the theatre of the school at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver.
The 7 p.m. show will feature 24 pieces, with RBR dance teacher Cara Scacco, describing the program as “a lot of yearning, emotional lyrical pieces in addition to contemporary, hip hop, ballet, jazz, pointe and tap.”
Choreographers include the students, as well as their teacher and two special guest artists, both graduates of Rutgers University — MaryAlice Crelin, whose “fun sassy commercial jazz piece” for the juniors and seniors will open the show, and Garamh Kim, who is teaching the underclassmen a traditional Korean piece.
The fun finale performance and send off for the seniors will be performed to music from “High School Musical.” Several of the seniors hope to continue dance when they leave the VPA Academy — among them Debra Tuberion, who will be attending the University of Tampa next year and hopes to join their dance team.
Tickets for the Spring Dance Extravaganza are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and children, with all RBR students admitted free with student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Cara Scacco at Cscacco@rbrhs.org, or call (732)842-8000, ext. 1477.