Spring Dance Showcase
Fairfax Academy presents its Spring Dance Showcase on Saturday, May 8th at 5 p.m. Dancers from 13 different FCPS high schools will live stream their dance performances which are the culmination of a year-long study of dancers and choreographers who broke barriers in the community and American culture.
‘Breaking Barriers’: Spring dance showcase will be streamed on the Fairfax Academy Academy for Communications and the Arts Youtube Channel.
There is no charge for this event but donations are appreciated, and will benefit the dance program at Fairfax Academy.
This year, the Academy dance program has had the privilege of having guest artist, Constance Dinapoli, from ‘The Paul Taylor Dance Foundation’. Ms. Dinapoli taught and set a classic Paul Taylor work with some of our advanced dancers, and 6 original dances will be presented during the spring showcase event including, ‘Cloven Kingdom’, choreographed by Paul Taylor.
Barnes says, “It has been a difficult year for dancing artists. Our Academy dancers experienced learning and dancing during a full quarantine, learned virtually (and then in-person), had the alphabet dictate who would be in class with whom on particular days, etc.; and that, along with numerous other personal and education barriers, created many challenges for myself and students to handle and overcome. Despite those challenges, our Academy dancers rose. We rehearsed in groups and worked hard in hopes that we were able to bring it all together in the end. I am happy to say that the barrier that ‘the screen’ (of virtual dance class) is now shattered.”