MPS students in Mad Hot Ballroom Dancing

April 27, 2009

Students from Fritsche Middle School, Tippecanoe Arts and Humanities and Trowbridge School of Discovery will be among the more than 2,000 local students from 38 schools to take center stage at the Bradley Center on Saturday, May 9, in the third annual Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap competition.

The all-day event is free and open to the public.

Students received instruction from professional teaching artists over the course of 12 weeks.

MHBT kicks off at 9 a.m. with the first heat of the tap competition. Fourth- and fifth-grade dancers will showcase Latin, swing and funky styles of tap throughout the morning. The final round of tap competition is scheduled to begin about 12:30 p.m.

About 2 p.m., the ballroom competition, featuring fifth- and sixth-grade students, will begin. Pairs will dance tango, salsa and swing. The final round of the ballroom competition will take place about 5:30 p.m.

Guest performances by the Latino Arts String Program, Rince Nia Academy of Irish Dance and hip-hop performers will be given between the tap and ballroom competitions.

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