We are excited to announce that Bak Middle School of the Arts Dance Department will be performing to honor Joan Miller in the upcoming Love Affair Benefit performance! This group has about 190 dance majors in grades 6-8, four full time faculty, and one Artist in Residence for West African Dance. Their mission is to develop technically proficient dancers who are versatile, thoughtful, and inquisitive. Guided by professionals in the field, the dancers train in classical ballet, a variety of modern and jazz styles, and cultural dances.
Through daily classes, rehearsals, and performances, these dancers develop creativity, discipline, and perseverance. Field trips and residencies with American Dance Legacy Initiative and other guest teachers enhance the students’ growth in arts and academics. Performance opportunities include our annual concert, The Love Affair, Florida Honors Concert, MSOA Foundation events, Starfest at Bak, and Young Dancers in Concert. They are proud to have an active chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts that supports dance programs through Very Special Arts Palm Beach and serves the community through dance.
Bak will be performing a modern piece, Flow Form, by Ruth Andrien, former Paul Taylor dancer.
A Love Affair: An Evening of Dance to Honor Joan Miller is a benefit performance hosted by The Dancer’s Alchemy. All proceeds will go toward the care of Miss Joan Miller, Palm Beach Ballet Icon, who is living with Alzheimer’s. Miss Joan has made a huge impact across the dance community, often providing dance scholarships to those in need, and this performance is our way of giving back.
This show will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7pm at The Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River Community High School. 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton, FL 33496.
Tickets are now available and can be purchased online here or over the phone by calling 561-901-4743. A reception will follow the performance.
For anyone who wishes to send a message of gratitude or well-wishes to Miss Joan, you may place a Dedication Ad in the program for this show. The deadline for this is January 31st. Learn how, here.