WEEKEND: Dance studio to display talents of Port Townsend students
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Clockwise from top center with long sleeves are O’Meara Dance Studio students Zoe Flanigan, Aurora Bramson, Becca Spencer, Emri Kilham, Charlotte Bartlett, Alex Solomon, teacher Sara Williams, Erika Hoglund, Jordyn O’Meara, Samiah Drott, Carly Rogers, Jaylin Slagle, Claire Tuner, Gillian Stewart, Addi Richert, Sage Johnson, Mahalia Thompson, Jazmin Gifford, Ana Bramson and Makenzie Rodeghier. They will perform Saturday and Sunday at Port Townsend High School.

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PORT TOWNSEND — The O'Meara Dance Studio will present its 48th annual student showcase in three performances this weekend.

“Don't Be Afraid to Dance” is set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St.

Tickets for Saturday's afternoon performance are $12. Admission for the evening performances is $14, or $12 for seniors and youths 5 to 17.

The studio will show off the talents of 120 students, from 3 to 18 years old.

'Everything in this'

“We have everything in this,” said Erin O'Meara, teacher and artistic director at the studio that has been owned by her mother, Joan O'Meara, since 1965.

“We have ballet, tap, jazz, pop, lyrical and musical theater in the show.”

Erin O'Meara was one of those who choreographed the show's 41 dances.

Joan O'Meara and instructors Jaylin Slagle, Simon Trovio and Nan DuMond also choreographed dances.

“We hope the effect on the audience will be that they'll want to get up out of their seats and dance,” Erin O'Meara said.

“Nobody should be afraid to dance.”

Disc jockeys JNR Entertainment of Port Townsend will play music for the 90-minute show.

The variety of dance styles reflects the philosophy of the studio at 1110 Lawrence St., Erin O'Meara said.

“We're a full all-around dance studio,” she said.

“We teach so that they can go on in the dance world” as “well-rounded dancers.”

For more information, phone 360-379-4951.

Last modified: June 13. 2013 5:40PM
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