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Kiltie Dancers Add Highland Twist to Modern Styles

“With this year’s theme being ‘music genres,’ performances are being choreographed to diverse music selections, from Celtic to hip hop.” — Kate DeGood Cassidy.

<em>Alma College Kiltie Dancers</em>Alma College Kiltie Dancers

Known for their Scottish highland dance technique, the Alma College Kiltie Dancers are now challenging their choreographing abilities.

The Kiltie Dancers will perform student-choreographed works at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 in the Remick Heritage Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

“With this year’s theme being ‘music genres,’ performances are being choreographed to diverse music selections, from Celtic to hip hop,” says instructor Kate DeGood Cassidy.

In addition to the choreography, the show is completely student run in terms of costuming and music. All of the dances on the program, with the exception of one large group dance, are choreographed by students.

“For my piece, ‘Shake Your Groove Thing,’ I have learned some authentic 1970s disco moves and have incorporated them with highland dance steps,” says junior Laura Lowe. “I am always excited for this concert and the creative opportunity that it provides as we work to add a highland twist to modern music and dance styles.”

“This concert is always so much fun to prepare for,” says Cassidy. “It’s exciting to see the variety of creative dances in rehearsals and the final products on stage.”

Story published on March 09, 2017
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