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April 25, 2013

NECC celebrates 40 years of dance history

Northern Essex Community College’s “Stillpoint Dance XL” will celebrate 40 years of dance at NECC at its spring dance performance which will feature student and faculty choreographed pieces, Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the Sport and Fitness Center on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Dance Coordinator Michelle Deane choreographed a piece titled “The Heat of Balance” which is a high energy jazz piece featuring a fusion of Latin rhythms. The NECC Jazz Dance class will perform this original piece.

“The Pure Among Us,” choreographed by NECC student Amanda Westcott of Derry, NH, explores the relationship of women in oppressed cultures and the need to break away from the structure. This piece was submitted to the American College Dance Festival at UMass Amherst in March and was well received.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for children under 12.

For additional information contact Michelle Deane, NECC dance program coordinator at mdeane@necc.mass.edu

Northern Essex offers and associate degree in general studies: dance and a certificate in dance education. For additional information on these programs go to http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/courses-programs/areas/

With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence and extension sites in Methuen and Groveland, Northern Essex Community College is a state-assisted college, offering over 70 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth. More than 9,600 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 5,500 take non-credit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley. Northern Essex is the only state college located in the lower Merrimack Valley Region of Massachusetts. For more information, visit the website at www.necc.mass.edu.

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