Anthony Gonzalez Staff Reporter
September 25, 2013
Pumpkins are not the only items being showcased at the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival this Saturday.
Pamela Myers Wurdeman’s Academy of Dance Arts and Performance will be celebrating ‘A Day of Dance’ at at the Pumpkin Festival. The event might cause a few butterflies, especially in one of its youngest performers, a 7-year-old named Sydney Davis.
“It will be her very first solo performance. I am so excited for Sydney. She’s prepared and I told her just let the nerves go with the flow and into the message you’re trying to deliver,” said Wurdeman.
In addition to Sydney Davis, other performers include Kenya Easter, Addi Loving, Morgan Neugent and Karly Seal.
“These girls are students are on my competition team,” said Wurdeman. “They’ll perform anywhere and anytime. They love to share their love for dance.”
According to the dance school, the performance will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Academy located at 204 East Main Street in downtown Elkin.
Performances will include solo and duet pieces in lyrical ballet, rhythm tap, musical theatre jazz, acrobatic dance, modern, and contemporary dance.
According to the dance instructor, performances depend on the technical training of the girls. Beginner students take more time to prepare. More advanced dancers can easily prepare for any routine quickly.
Wurdeman stated that dancers pick up other critical values.
“Dancing teaches the kids disciple, self esteem, poise, and structure. Dancing is expressive. Everything eventually comes together,” she said.
The Academy of Dance Arts and Performance of Elkin was established in 1987 under the direction and leadership of Pamela Myers Wurdeman. The Academy is a certified dance and performing arts school with affiliation to Dance Educators of America.
The Academy offers traditional recreational and competitive dance training to their students ages 3 and up in the areas of creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, floor gymnastics, contortion and baton twirling.
The Academy also teaches a pre-professional track to train and prepare young dancers for a future in the professional dance world. The Academy has many alumni working professionally coast to coast, as well as internationally in the industry today.
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