Redefining the Classroom

Dance Company hits sixth season with feet running . . .

Posted: September 27th, 2013

READY FOR PRIMETIME – The 2013-14 Lake Superior State University Dance Company poses on the LSSU Arts Center main stage during a recent evening practice. From left to right are Rayann Basawa, Anna Lehman (new member), Beth Antonello, Taryn McInnis (new), Kayla Price (new), Kelsi Moher (new), Olivia Francis, Jenna Perry, Mr. Jory Kettles (new), Kitty Drockton, Heidi Rasmussen, Susan Drockton, Brielle Smith (new), and Kristen Boyea. "This group of dancers is very focused, dedicated to the program and everyone works very well together," says LSSU dance professor and company director Deborah Choszczyk. "I am thrilled with the enthusiasm and support each member has for the other. We can only grow and excel with such dedication and cooperation." The company will be volunteering at the Sault Chamber of Commerce 'Chamber Chase' road run and performing during at LSSU's Fall Fling, both on Sept. 28. The dancers have been invited to perform at Northern Michigan University in October and in Sault-area churches during November. The semester wraps with the company's traditional Festival of Trees benefit on LSSU's campus Dec. 6. (LSSU/Drew Putvin)

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EMOTIVE MOTION – Lake Superior State University Dance Company members Susan Drockton (l) and Olivia Francis present a dance about bullying during a 'Rock and Walk Against Bullying' community rally held on Sept. 14. According to organizers, one of ten students will drop out of school because of repeated bullying. The community walk went around downtown Sault Ste. Marie; the “rock” portion of the day took place at city hall with five bands, informational booths, and an interpretive performance by the LSSU Dance Company. Drockton is a freshman majoring in psychology. Francis is an exercise science senior who is also earning a Health Fitness certificate. Both are from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (LSSU/Drew Putvin)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; Dance Director Deborah Choszczyk, e-mail, 635-2265.