Vermont Youth Dancers, a community dance troupe of area elementary, middle and high school age students, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Johnson State College’s Dibden Center for the Arts. The event is open to the public; admission is $5.
In the show, titled “Carry On…A Song Will Rise,” the dancers will combine popular music with contemporary dance, jazz, hip-hop and ballet to tell a modern day tale of rebellion, inspired by the novel Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. “Carry On” uses drama, song lyrics, and expressive dance choreography to tell the story of a young woman finding her way in the world.
Vermont Youth Dancers was founded by Jericho resident Mia Groff to provide young dancers with opportunities to perform; she co-directs the group with Theresa Robinson. Started with just five young dancers in 2006, the volunteer-led group has grown to include 30 dancers, ages 7 to 17, from Jericho, Underhill, Richmond, Fletcher and Essex.
For more information about Vermont Youth Dancers, visit http://vermontyouthdancers.weebly.com/.