Afternoon of dance at Poly Prep this Sunday, January 13

January 8, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Come to Poly Prep Country Day School’s sixth annual Afternoon of Student Choreography on Sunday, January 13, and help raise money for for two charities for people with disabilities.

Each year, Poly presents a dance concert choreographed by and danced by Poly students that benefits a community charity. This year promises to be an “eclectic show” featuring more than 100 dancers, the school said. The choreography also serves as Jacqueline Chirdo’s ’13 Senior Project.

The dance concert takes place at 3 p.m. in the Richard Perry Theatre on Poly’s Dyker Heights campus.

Pam Pollock of the Performing Arts Department, said, “Over 100 upper school students will be performing in the Afternoon of Choreography led by Jacqueline Chirdo, who I have been guiding through the process with an independent study. Over 15 student choreographers, and some alumni of the dance program, have created an eclectic show, with dance styles ranging from Indian to hip-hop to modern dance set to spoken word.”

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The proceeds of this year’s Afternoon of Student Choreography will be donated to programs for children and adults with special needs at The Seton Foundation for Learning, which is a private school on Staten Island that aids children with developmental disabilities, and The Mid-Hudson Valley Camp, a nine-week camp program that caters to the needs of children and adults with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities.

Tickets go on sale this week. General admission tickets will be sold at the door the day of the performance, as well. General admission is $10; preferred seating is $25. Additional monetary donations are welcome. A reception to celebrate the students’ accomplishments will be held in Commons immediately following the performance. More at Poly Prep.

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