Dance concert features entertainment for a worthy cause

10.04.2016 | By Rob Vanya

San Jacinto College’s “Artists for Hope” dance concert brings Houston area dance performers together, while also raising funds to support charity organizations.

The concert will feature choreography and dance performances by San Jacinto College students, faculty, individual guest artists and guest dance groups. The performance will be held at the South Campus Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center (Building 15), 13735 Beamer Road, on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $18 per person, and all proceeds will support Project Joy & Hope, a greater Houston area service organization that provides supportive care services for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Groups and individuals who will perform at the concert include the San Jacinto College Performing Arts Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, Frame Dance Productions, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Jane Weiner, Jared Doster and Victoria DeRenzo, Leon Dance Arts, METdance & METoo, ODP2 and Vitacca Dance Project.

“Last year’s charity dance concert raised more than $2,500 for the Cancer Research Institute, and we hope there will be another large turnout to support Project Joy & Hope,” commented Christina Potts, San Jacinto College South Campus arts and physical education department chair. “Their motto is to give joy and build hope, and the organization serves as an advisor and model for similar programs throughout Texas and the United States.”

Jamie Williams, San Jacinto College South Campus dance professor and coordinator of the concert, said the show will showcase dance styles that will appeal to all dance aficionados. “We are honored to be presenting works from some of the most established dance companies and choreographers in the Houston area,” she commented. “The program will feature a variety of dance styles including modern, contemporary jazz, classical ballet, and dance for film. It will be a special concert, because it not only supports a great cause, but it brings so many local artists together, for one night, to present great art.”

Tickets to the dance performance may be purchased at the door, or online at sanjacdance.ticketleap.com. To learn more about the San Jacinto College dance program, please visit sanjac.edu/career/dance.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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