The menu is filled with selections.
Jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap and contemporary seasoned by some improvisation and even a little dance fitness.
The choice is yours at the Cangelosi Dance Project’s Fundraiser Dance Workshop.
“It’s been four or five years since we’ve done one of these,” says Kris Cangelosi, company founder and director. “All the proceeds will go toward paying for the venues for our performances this year.”
The workshop will take place Friday and Saturday in the Cangelosi Dance Project’s double studios at 3749 Perkins Road, followed by a reception and performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St.
Featured performers will be members of Cangelosi’s professional dance company — Courtney David, Hannah Willson, Ashley McCullough, Millenique Brown, Jessica Kennedy, Nicole Judson, Kinsey Anderson, Donalyn Norris, Marianne Alford, Sophie Davis, Robyn Oguinye and Aaron Rand.
The performance also will feature members of Cangelosi’s Student Dance Company, along with music by Joel Willson, Amy Willson and Lena Cates. Cates and the professional dancers also will collaborate in a performance.
Performance tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Workshop registration fees vary according to classes and age. The first classes begin at 4 p.m. Friday for dancers age 16 to adult professional dancers and young dancers ages 5-7. The fee is $70 for adults and $50 for the children’s classes.
The workshop continues at 8 a.m. Saturday for intermediate dancers ages 8-11 and advanced dancers ages 12-15. Both class levels cost $100.
Dance faculty members are Kris Cangelosi, modern leaps/turn class; Renee Chatelain, ballet; Alyssa Kling, jazz/dance team; Leea Reese, musical theater/tap; Ashley McCullough, contemporary; Kinsey Anderson, improvisation/partnering; Jenny Guillot, hip-hop; and Teresa Whitaker, dance fitness.
“We’re working in two choreographers this season,” Cangelosi says.
The first, Mina Estrada, choreographed a dance for the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre last year. The second, Sandra Parks, is the new head of LSU’s dance program.
“They’ve each choreographed a dance for us, but we’d like to have them choreograph more than one,” Cangelosi says.
And that requires funding, which is the purpose of the performance and workshop.
To register or to purchase a reception ticket, call (225) 767-0264 or (225) 291-4587 or email email@example.com.