High kicks with the Rockettes and WCU

Some of Radio City Music Hall’s most famed dancers are teaming up with Western Carolina University students for an evening of high kicks on Thursday, April 4. The Ziegfeld Society will present a show of Rockette-inspired dance featuring WCU dancers and 12 Rockette alumnae. Before the student dancers take to the WCU stage, they will travel to New York City for a special performance at Hunter College.

Karyn Tomczak, director of WCU’s dance program and a former Rockette, couldn’t be more excited to give the students an opportunity to perform with some of the country’s most talented dancers. “It’s great to culminate this in an experience where students get to dance with Rockette alumnae and put what they have learned in class into a performance in New York City, home of the Rockettes,” said Tomczak.

Mary Six Rupert, the show’s director and co-choreographer, believes that this partnership between the Rockettes and WCU will be an exciting experience for the audience as well as the students. “The combination of 12 former Rockettes, the Western Carolina University dancers and singers and three Broadway singers should make for a great show. The audience will learn about the legacy of the Rockettes while being entertained,” said Rupert.

Catch the local show at WCU on Thursday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the Niggli Theatre. Free. Info: www.theziegfeldsociety.com, stageandscreen.wcu.edu or 227-3672.


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