On Sunday, March 24, 2013 Chico Community Ballet held a dress rehearsal for Keeping Dance Alive! in full costume and makeup, with music, for the technical directors to get a completed image of the performance. Here you see senior Chico Community Ballet members Sofia Allmon and Jessie Jiang in a dance entitled "Through the Year," a Chico Community Ballet piece that includes the entire ballet company who range in ages from 6-20.
Beau Scarbrough, Paul Gudeman and Evan White show off for the girls in the high energy Lindy Hop piece, "Lindy in the Park."
A large group of dancers from Maria Oliver's Irish Dance Academy showcase their soft shoe skills in this beautifully choreographed piece, "Yours Truly."
Members of Chico State's Momentum Dance Club, Christina Saschan, Jonathan Vanderhorst and Alyssa Starr get a workout while practicing their piece, "Staring at the Sun."
Tara Garcia dances in "Show Off" a light hearted piece inspired by the dance from The Drowsy Chaperone.
Emily Honea shows the struggles of prehistoric times in the thought provoking piece entitled, "Drought."
This year the senior members of Chico Community Ballet took some of the choreography into their own hands. Jessie Jiang, Sofia Allmon, Catherine Ricci and Karen Shea strut their stuff in the dance, "Risky Business," inspired by the classic Tom Cruise movie.
Chase Beeman dances as Swanhilda in Chico Community Ballet's restaged performance from the classical ballet "Coppelia."
Jenny Funk, Sadie Peake, Toni Darden and Sarah Adams of Origin Tribal Belly Dance add a little exotic flare to Keeping Dance Alive! with their piece "Tribal Promenade."
Students from Inspire Academy of Arts and Science have a little fun during the Keeping Dance Alive! run-through with their piece, "Hold On."
Shannon Sullivan demonstrates a fight between good and evil in the hard shoe Irish dance piece "Battle of the Stone Soldiers."
Yuka Noguchi and McKayla Plumer show the importance of having fun and enjoying the moment in "Hoppipola," which is Norwegian for jumping puddles.
Guest choreographer Kenneth Walker puts the moment between awake and asleep into movement with his piece, "Dream Time," choreographed for the dancers of Chico Community Ballet.