Dancers Raise Funds for Scholarships

April 27th, 2006 by Adam

A spring dance concert choreographed by students, alumni, faculty and guest artists will help raise funds for scholarships for dance students at Plymouth State University.

The concert will be presented at the Silver Center for the Arts, Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre.

Director of Dance Joan Wiegers says, “This will be the best concert ever for PSU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE), including the premier of a work by guest artist Amanda Schiller of Meredith.” Schiller, who is a graduate student at PSU, is a former member of The Amy Marshall Dance Company.

Works in the program represent many styles of dance, including modern, ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and hip-hop.

Student choreographers include Bridget and Mary Lyons of Goffstown, Liana Pyne of Freedom, Liz Miller of Montpelier, Vt., Brandi Nylen of Penacook, HeeJin Lee of Norfolk, Mass., Jason Smith of Hudson, Molly Lash of Marion, Mass, Rian Owen of Rehoboth, Mass., Heather Dusty of Winslow, Maine, Shannon Hayward of Walpole, Mass., Kaitlyn Prall of Claremont and Samantha Stalnaker of Holderness.

Tickets for the CDE scholarship concert are $10; $5 for students and seniors, at the Silver Center box office, (603) 535-ARTS. Box office hours are Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. and one hour prior to performances.

For information e-mail or call
Joan Wiegers
,(603) 535-2713.

Plymouth State University (PSU) is a regional comprehensive university offering a rich, student-focused learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate students. PSU offers 42 majors and 62 minors in programs that include education, business, humanities, arts, and natural and social sciences. The College of Graduate Studies offers coursework that promotes research, best practices and reflection in locations on- and off-campus as well as online. For non-traditional students, PSU’s Frost School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers working professionals opportunities to pursue an undergraduate degree by attending classes in the evenings, weekends and online. Located in a beautiful New England setting, Plymouth State University has been recognized as one of the “Best in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review.