Yorktown's 'Evening Of Dance' Wows Seniors In Dress Rehearsal

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Dana DeGennaro and Nicole Tolli prepare for An Evening of Dance at Yorktown High School. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
An Evening of Dance interprets The Hunger Games. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
An Evening of Dance has become a Yorktown annual tradition. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Hawaiian dancing to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at Yorktown High School's Evening of Dance. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Yorktown High School students perform a lyrical dance to "Fix You". Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Yorktown High School students perform hip hop at An Evening of Dance. Photo Credit: Sam Barron
Doing the hustle at An Evening of Dance. Photo Credit: Sam Barron

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- "An Evening of Dance," Yorktown High School's annual dance revue, has become an institution in Yorktown.

This year's "Evening of Dance" is no different, featuring 26 different dances and more than 80 dancers from the high school. The event is put together and choreographed by high school students.

"An Evening of Dance" performances will be on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25. Friday's performance starts at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday's productions are a matinee at 2 p.m. as well as 7:30 p.m.

"An Evening of Dance" held a special dress rehearsal performance for Yorktown seniors on Thursday afternoon at the high school.

This year's dances include hip hop, jazz and ballet infused interpretive dance to The Hunger Games, a lyrical dance to the song "Fix You," Broadway tap to "Ladies' Choice,"  Irish dancing to "Cry of the Celts" and African dance to "African Dream" among others.

Tom Arduini, one of the faculty advisers for "An Evening of Dance," said attendees can expect to see a wide  variety of dances.

"This is an event that is circled on the calendar," Arduini said.  "Alumni come back to attend it. These students work so hard, the whole show is student driven."

Dana DeGennaro and Nicole Tolli are the co-directors of this year's show.

"The entire show is student run," Tolli said. "The show is awesome."

DeGennaro said she was very proud of the show and her fellow dancers.

"We are one big happy family," DeGennaro said. "I cherish the months I get to spend."

DeGennaro and Tolli said they started planning the shows last year. 

"We are super excited for everyone to see it," Tolli said, saying it was hard to pick a favorite dance.

DeGennaro and Tolli both said the show will be bittersweet since they will miss working together with their colleagues.

To purchase tickets for An Evening Of Dance, which will run this weekend, click here.

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