PANAMA CITY — Dance is not just for parties and gatherings; for many it’s a way of expression necessary for a happy, full life. The Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble is bringing that belief and expression to Panama City.
To start their run of performances, Amy Wilson, associate artistic director and once a dancer in the group herself said the company will start by explaining what they do and why.
“We are doing a free lecture demonstration where our director will discuss how important art is in children’s lives and why we teach dance, the different styles of dance and a lot more,” Wilson said. “I hope young children in dance schools and the Girls Inc. girls and girls in the community will come.”
Wilson said she grew up coming to Panama City for vacations and the Gulf Coast has a special place in her heart. One of the dances in performance is one she choreographed a dance, “What about us?” after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
“One of the pieces I hold dear to my heart is about the oil spill,” Wilson said. “It uses multimedia to project images of birds, flames and smoke. The dancers
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