Taking Center Stage at Pointe of the Evening

. February 27, 2015.
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From ballet to swing, dance takes center stage in Findlay dance takes center stage in Findlay this month. The Pointe of the Evening Ballet and Auction, the annual fundraiser for the Chance to Dance Scholarship, will feature local and professional dancers. “This is a wonderful chance to see many different forms of dance in one evening,” says Judy Reading, ballet professional at the Findlay Academy of Ballet. “We are excited to showcase not only our talented local dancers but professionals who have performed around the country.” Advanced members of the Findlay Academy of Ballet will present selections that include pieces set to classical works by Niccolo Paganini and Joseph Haydn. Professional pieces include a pas de deux to George Gershwin performed by Brooke and Bobby Wesner, founders of Neos Dance Theatre. Wesner, who choreographed Findlay’s recent “Snow White and the Magic Mirror” and “Nutcracker” performances, will present a modern work featuring advanced ballet students. Additional choreography and performances will feature other Neos dancers and members of trideaDANCE, the resident dance collaborative of the Ritz Theatre in Tiffin. Proceeds from the event go to the scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance and instruction opportunities for local dancers. Donations to the 501c3 organization may be mailed to the Chance to Dance Foundation, in care of Judy Reading, 7443 Eagle Dr.

Saturday, March 7 at Winebrenner Auditorium, 950 N. Main St. A silent auction begins in the lobby at 6:30pm and the event begins at
7:30pm in the auditorium, followed by a reception. Advance tickets are $12/adults and $10/seniors and students, available through
the Arts Partnership, www.artspartnership.com or call 419-422-4624, or Becky’s School of Dance, 419-423-7423. Tickets are $15/at the door.