With the Second Stage show put to bed, Teen Dance Company has turned its attention to choreography for its big show, the spring Concert, which will be it’s 10-year anniversary event. The kids spent six hours in the studio on Sunday this past weekend working on their first piece of choreography. Each of the 4-5 numbers will be about 30 minutes in length. Julian said the choreography, created on the spot by Mark Foehringer, was difficult, fun and inspired.
Julian told me today that he felt badly for “hurting” a fellow dancer — another girl — during the last Second Stage performance. Seems some mishap happened during where his interaction with her caused her to hurt her ankle or leg. He didn’t actually lift her, but she sort of runs into him and he pushes her away, and he pushed her a bit too hard…or something like that. I guess it’s a learning experience. Boys do need to learn how to “handle” the girls with whom they partner, and they need to develop some finesse. I guess he’s still developing that!
I’ve been enjoying working on an article about several teen dance companies (generic term used here). It’s interesting to see how some of them are being run and what they offer…It’s nice not to be so absorbed in the workings of just one company.