(Jackson, Wyo.) - For some of us, it is hard to imagine that many kids today aren't familiar with the classic rock and roll hits of The Who, Led Zepplin, David Bowie, Guns and Roses and Elton John. But the kids at Dancers' Workshop (DW) know these songs well and will showcase their talent on May 14 at this year's annual Progress Performance, with the theme of Rock and Roll. "All of the students who are in Kindertech all the way up through advanced have their end of the year performance, a culmination of what they have been working on throughout the year, so friends and family can come see them shine on stage," said Rachel Holmes, School Director for DW. Holmes and Junior Repertory Company co-director Lindsey Larson thought of this year's theme on the drive back from a residency in Pinedale. As they were jamming out to some rock and roll classics, the theme came to them. When they presented it to the other teachers, it was a unanimous 'yes.' "It is nice to introduce the students to music they may not be familiar with," said Holmes. "But also it is history, there is so much sampling that is going on and so much music that is old that is being used and changed and made new, so it is nice to see music is where it is today because where it came from before." Students ages 6-18 in ballet, modern and hip-hop have been twirling to The Who, Prince, Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘N’ Roses, David Bowie and more. “The teachers are able to connect with the songs, opening up more room for teacher and student creativity, which makes the process a fun collaboration,” said senior dancer Sydney Bryan. "We are all excited," added Holmes. The event is open to the whole community. Tickets are $25 and are available online
at the Center Theatre box office.
*Feature Photo: h/t Dancers' Workshop / Pitchengine Communities*