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The Blue & Gray Press | November 20, 2017

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PAC Dances Into the Spotlight

The Performance Arts Club plans to host its final show of the semester this weekend.

The PAC is performing two shows: one on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and another on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 12 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.

The show is an assortment of dance numbers from hip-hop and jazz to lyrical and ballet choreographed by UMW students. According to sophomore PAC member Amy McArthur,  13 students were chosen to choreograph dance numbers after a school-wide audition was held to find the most talented dancers UMW has to offer.

This year’s performance has a variety dances scheduled for the show, including a ballet produced by senior Jennifer Trotter that has dancers performing behind a curtain so that only their silhouettes appear to the audience while they are dancing.  McArthur notes that awareness in the productions has been increasing and hopes that this show can be a step in adding more interest in the club, which performs twice a semester for the university community.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Nest this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a discounted price of $3 with their student ID or $4 without.  They can also be purchased at the door for $4 with a student ID of $5 without.  Audience members can also donate money to the Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence at the performance.

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