The Meredith College dance program welcomed nearly 500 students and their teachers to the annual High School Day of Dance on November 15, 2019.
The purpose of the event, which is planned by Meredith dance faculty with support from current dance students, is to build and nurture connections between Meredith Dance and high school dance programs in Wake and surrounding counties. The day also celebrates the strength and diversity of these dance programs.
Students from 30 high schools from counties including Wake, Durham, Johnston, Guilford, Alamance, Chatham, and Nash arrived at Meredith at 8 a.m. to begin a celebration of dance that featured technique classes including hip hop, contemporary, tap, and improvisation.
After a welcome from current Meredith dance students, faculty, and the Meredith admissions team, the high school students were treated to a performance by Meredith Dance Theatre dancers of a piece choreographed by guest artist Maleek Washington.
Students then went to dance studios, performance spaces, and other locations on campus for their classes.
The High School Day of Dance ended with a showcase of work by the high school dance companies.
Meredith Dance Theatre & Meredith Jazz and Tap Company will be in concert in Meredith’s Jones Auditorium November 22-24, 2019. These concerts are free and open to the public. View a full schedule of dance events.