Spotlight Performances

*Past Performance from 2015 - 2016 Season*

Spotlight Performances 2016

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Showcasing Local Dance

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Thursday, March 31 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium

“A spotlight on local dance troupes.” - Chico Enterprise-Record

Dance Chico! celebrates local artists in a unique evening showcasing area dancers and dance makers. Last year’s Spotlight Performance was the toast of the weeklong festival featuring ensembles from Orland, Paradise, and Chico presenting original work from a variety of dance styles. This season’s featured artists will be announced after the jury process concludes in November.

2016 Spotlight Performers:

Polynesian Medley
Hawaiian Instrumental by Ann's Dance Workshop

Choreographer: Ann Marie Jackman

Contemporary Ballet by Kinetics Academy of Dance

Choreographer: Hayley Horn

Excerpt from Paquita
Excerpt from Paquita

Choreographer: Deborah Jorritsma

Regional Folk Dance of Veracruz, Mexico
Mexican Folklore Dance by Ballet Folklorico de Chico

Choreographer: Francis Miranda

Coffee Boogie
Stylized Ballet by Chico Community Ballet

Choreographer: Jarrah Myles & the Company Members

Celestial Pathways
Contemporary Dance by Inspire School of Arts & Sciences

Choreographer: Jarrah Myles

Feel the Groove
Hip Hop by CI Dance Team

Choreographer: Sara Alstad

Howlin' For You?
West Coast Swing by Studio One "That Chico Team"

Choreographers: Ben McHenry, Tara Trafzer, Megan Grandfield and John Piper


Sword Dance and Drum Solo
Belly Dance by ReBellyon

Choreography: By the members of ReBellyon

Classical Ballet by Northern California Ballet

Choreographer: After Marius Petipa set by Trudi Angel

Contemporary by Dance Evolution Performance Company

Choreographer: Neisa Schuler

Contemporary/Lyrical by Chico Dance Lab

Choreographer: Stephanie Weiser

Hip Hop by HYPE Dance Studio

Choreographer: Sarah Blakley

Wanna Be Like You

Choreographers: Cathrine Himberg, Monica Gardner, Jessie Xiong, William Hughes, Jen Rogers, Elisabeth Schirmers, John-Mark Mamalakis, Rachelle Irby, Jonathan Taylor

Production Staff

Project Coordinator: Karen Avis

Technical Director: Justin Vodden

Lighting Coordinator/Master Electrician: Daniel Lane

Production Manager/Sound Engineer/Music: Matthew Franklin

Stage Manager/Light Board Operator: Clarice Sobon

Marketing: Daran Goodsell, Angella Terres

Videography: Scherba Media

Graphics/Program: Chris Friske

Patron Service Coordinator: Rod Hayes

Director Chico Performances/UPE: Stephen Cummins

Crew: Thanks to all of the students who work on the Laxson technical backstage crew

Studio/Class/Group Contacts:

Inspire School of Arts & Sciences

335 West Sacramento Ave.

Chico, CA 95926 (530) 891-3090


Subud Hall

574 East 12th St.

Chico, CA 95928 (530) 893-8635

Kinetics Academy of Dance

627 Broadway St. #100

Chico, CA 95928

word (530) 345-2505

HYPE Dance Studio

1033 Mangrove Ave.

Chico, CA 95926 (530) 898-8789

Ann's Dance Workshop

1518 Solano St.

Corning, CA 96021 (530) 824-4750

Northern California Ballet

5974 Clark Rd.

Paradise, CA 95969


2115 Myers St.

Oroville, CA 95966 (530) 872-1719

Ballet Folklorico

1455 Chestnut St.

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 828-8376

Chico Community Ballet

Chico Creek Dance Centre

1144 W. First St.

Chico, CA 95928 (530) 893-9028

CI Dance Team

335 West Sacramento Avenue

Chico, CA 95926

(530) 891-3090

Studio One

707 Wall St.

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 345-9465

Dance Evolution Studio

657 Pearson Rd.

Paradise, CA 95969

(530) 876-9798

Chico Dance Lab

627 Broadway St. #100

Chico, CA 95928

(530) 228-4252

CSU, Dance Students
Kinesiology 308 - Rhythm and Dance for Teachers

Catherine Himberg

(530) 898-5239

Video by Scherba Media | | (530) 898-5239

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