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A Nightmare Before Christmas/Superior School of Dance

A scary dance production

May 17, 2012
By STACEY KUKKONEN - DMG writer (skukkonen@mininggazette.com) , The Daily Mining Gazette

CALUMET - The Superior School of Dance is putting on a rather different show for their spring production, and the director is excited for the public to see it.

The Superior School of Dance presents "A Nightmare Before Christmas," at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calumet Theatre.

"It's definitely different," Director Melissa Robertson said. "Everyone is scary and creepy and we're using cutting-edge music and popular bands."

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The Superior School of Dance rehearses in 2011 for its spring production. This year, the Superior School of Dance will be putting on “A Nightmare Before?Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calumet Theatre.

The show features about 30 routines by more than 100 students in the Superior Schools of Dance performing sharp choreography and adorned in makeup and costumes.

"They'll have crazy hair and I really wanted to go for something nuts," she said.

Year to year, the students at the Superior School of Dance practice on a show they put on for family and community members. This year, the students have been practicing since December for the show and the younger kids will be dancing in the sweet Christmas routine while the older kids will wear tortured outfits for the rest of the show.

"We have slashed, crazy, burned, blowtorched, rubbed-in-the-dirt costumes," Robertson said. "We have all different kinds."

Robertson said the contrast is fun for the students, who have been working very hard to put the show together.

"The show is two-and-a-half hours, including curtain call and intermission," Robertson said.

Tickets are available at the door before the show.

 
 

 

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