This weekend, we are excited to host several recitals that showcase the fine talents of our community’s dance students. It is a skill that requires dedication, encouragement, and support from parents and teachers, which is why we warmly invite everyone to come and enjoy these fantastic shows. The students’ hard work is always inspiring to watch. We would also like to congratulate the graduates of Western Dakota Tech as they receive their diplomas this weekend. Best wishes in all of your future endeavors!
Prima School of Dance
Ballet-Only – Sat, May 12th, 2:00pm, Non-Ballet – Sat, May 12th, 7:00pm
Prima School of Dance has historically been the Black Hills’ largest dance studio, with a lasting legacy of quality dance education shown through the joy and success of its students. Welcoming both beginner and advanced students, one of the lasting traditions of Prima is their annual recital hosted in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Fine Arts Theatre. There will be two performances, including ballet and non-ballet.
Western Dakota Tech Graduation
Sat, May 12th, 1:00pm in Barnett Arena
Our staff would like to congratulate all of the Western Dakota Tech graduates as they cross the stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas this weekend. We wish all the best as you explore the exciting new roads that lie ahead, and maybe the occasional detour as well. Western Dakota Tech continually produces graduates who become respected members within our community, and we look forward to hearing of your many achievements in the future.
Dance Elite Presents “Diverse – City”
Sun, May 13th, 3:00pm in Fine Arts Theatre
Dance Elite Academy of Performing Arts is excited to present Diverse – City this weekend as their students showcase true talent and grace. Dance Elite specializes in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Irish Step Dance, Lyrical and Choreography for Pageants and Competition. Taught by Lia Malcolm, she is the only teacher certified by the Royal Academy of Dance in the Black Hills area, and many of her students have continued on to dance with companies and university dance ensembles.
…And looking ahead to next week!
There are many exciting events taking place next week. These include the third annual Day of Excellence on Wednesday, May 16th, beginning at 8:30am in the Fine Arts Theatre. Attended by hundreds of individuals each year, we are pleased to host a remarkable lineup for 2012’s event. Speakers include Tim Gard, better known as the man with Comic Vision, Elaine Doll, a local educator and marathon runner, Steve Gilliland outlining a roadmap for success, and Tim Sanders, former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo!
Also next week will be the Vucurevich Foundation presents Robert Gates, Thursday, May 17th at 7:30pm in the Fine Arts Theatre. Robert Gates was the Secretary of Defense from 2006 – 2011, and promises to be an excellent speaker.