Students from Central York District s Roundtown and Sinking Springs Elementary Schools warm up at a session with Greater York Dance Faculty and members of
Students from Central York District s Roundtown and Sinking Springs Elementary Schools warm up at a session with Greater York Dance Faculty and members of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. (Submitted)
Greater York Dance hold an and interactive celebration of dance at its June Jubilee, June 7 and 9 at Central York High School. The June Jubilee will feature free classes, performances from the Midstate Ballet,

DanceExperience, SwitcheZ Hip Hop Spectacular and a special fairy tale ballet presentation of “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.”

The event begins June 7 with a free, one-hour dance class for chil dren 3 to 7 years old as an intro duction to the Summer Dance Fun Camp class series.

The class immediately pre cedes the June performance of the Midstate Ballet, which will feature works in classical and contempo rary ballet and modern.

Friday’s festivities will end with a special performance from Dance It Forward’s “DanceExperience,” a children’s ensemble composed of nearly 100 students from Logos Academy, Central York and North eastern school districts. The stu dents’ performance is the capstone of their dance experience which includes five weeks of free dance instruction from Dance It Forward, the outreach arm of Greater York Dance, and the opportunity to per form in a professionally produced show.

“The weekend’s performances from all disciplines within our school then serve to inspire those students to continue to dance, and showcase what can be achieved if they pursue their interests,”said Artistic Director Lori Garling Per gament.

The June Jubilee program con tinues with two shows on June 9 that feature performances from each of Greater York Dance’s sig nature programs. The ballet pro gram will present the classic ballet “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” and offer a “meet and greet” with Snow White and other characters. SwitcheZ Hip Hop group will per form its freshest dances with its “Hip Hop Spectacular.” The Broadway Arts Company and the Model and Etiquette School will present a portion titled “Get Your Sparkle On.

A new class of dancers from Hayshire Elementary School takes their first class taught by GYDance faculty and members of the National Honor Society for
A new class of dancers from Hayshire Elementary School takes their first class taught by GYDance faculty and members of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. (Submitted)

The June Jubilee will also add interaction during the shows with a special social media experience.

“People think that dance is stuffy and uptight, and we want to break that perception. We want to show how much fun it really can be” said Pergament. “We’re not only allowing people to take pic tures from the audience, we’re en couraging everyone — including the dancers backstage — to take, and share photos and video while the performance is happening.”

Greater York Dance will pro vide June Jubilee attendees with information on how to use popular social media channels like Insta gram and YouTube to capture and share their experiences via smart phone throughout the perfor mance.

The June Jubilee will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 7 with the free dance class. The Midstate Ballet performance begins at 7:30 p.m. The program continues with shows at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. June 9.

All programs and performances will be held at Central York High School. For information about ticket sales, call Greater York Dance at 717 755-6683 or visit www.gydance.org