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posted: 12/3/2013 1:23 PM

Guests artists join CLC for its Winter Dance Concert

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Celebrate the holiday season with the richness of dance.

The College of Lake County Dance Department will present its Winter Dance Concert Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8, in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.

Guest artist Vershawn Sanders from Red Clay Dance Company in Chicago will join CLC dance faculty members Valerie Alpert, Therese Crews, Wendy Dahl, Jeannine Potter and Lamaiya Lancaster in creating eclectic works.

Guest company VADCO/Valerie Alpert Dance Company will also perform a work called "Notes from an Artist," featuring choreography by Alpert, music by Armand Amar, visual art by Elizabeth Szymczak and VADCO dancers Alana Johnson, Lexie Kay, Matthew Kinney, Lamaiya Lancaster, Lia Mrazek and André Santiago.

A total of 35 CLC students from the Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe will perform 11 works, with styles ranging from ballet to modern to acroyoga, which combines acrobatics and yoga.

Dances will be set to music by a variety of composers/performers, including Boards of Canada, MC Yogi, Tin Hat Trio, Truth, Yiruma, Philip Glass, Armand Amar, APM Dubstep AllStars, TRIBOLO Sébastein and Tori Amos.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 for CLC staff and students, seniors, and JLC subscribers; and $4 for children younger than 12.

Prices include a $1 JLC facility fee. The box office is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 90 minutes prior to each performance. Groups of six or more people are eligible for discounted ticket prices.

Call group sales at (847) 543-2431 or email for more information.