Alumni step in to keep dance program thriving


December 8, 2022

Photo courtesy of Caroline Crain

The pre pointe class tries on costumes for their dance "Strange," pictured left to right: Devyn Flint, Gillian O'Soup, Summer Wells, Maelle Boitor, Sophia Cotta, Mia Wood, Savina Pawuk, Arya Holmgrain, Tori Miller, Cora Hyer, Jozlyn Turland.

Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon the Mitkof Dance Troupe will perform "Lost in a Dream" and, for the first time since December 2019, they will dance to a full-house. Recital tickets are on sale at Lee's Clothing and Bridget Wittstock reports, "Ticket sales are going well. People are excited!"

A few years ago the Mitkof Dance Troupe was thriving. They had five teachers, a hundred and eighty students, and owned a building they planned to turn into their dream studio. Life changes led to the unexpected loss of key teachers and then the pandemic hit.

Olivia Reid and Caroline Crain, both M...

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