OSCODA – The Northeast Academy of Dance (NEAD) wraps up its 21st year with “In Motion,” a program which encompasses many dance styles and features all NEAD students under the direction of Giuseppe Canale and Scott Heinrich. 

NEAD will present In Motion, Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 7 p.m. at the Mary Anne Bartels Auditorium at Oscoda High School. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $6 for students and are available at the door. A dollar from each ticket will benefit the auditorium restoration project now under way. Organizers expect the program to be less than 90 minutes and it is appropriate for all ages. 

The program will open with “Paquita & Don Q Variations,” choreographed by both Canale and Heinrich. Followed by “When You’re Next To Me” choreographed by Heinrich with music from the film “A Mighty Wind.” “Koali,” with music sung by Keali’i Reichel and choreographed by Heinrich was presented in the past winter’s production “The Magi-Tour Travel Show.”

NEAD students presented a piece to audition for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival entitled “Us/Him – A Story Of Truth, Manipulation, And An Acute Case Of Giggle-rhea” choreographed by Heinrich and inspired by true events that actually occurred between Heinrich and the students. 

The final piece of the evening is “Breaking Stone” with music by The Rolling Stones.  This is a re-worked piece first done for the academy in 1998. 

One new addition to the program will be older student Crystal Hoogerhyde performing a contemporary pole dance solo. The students hope to have audience members dancing in the aisles to conclude this joyful program. 

For more information about the academy and its programs, call 989-739-7955 or visit our website at www.neadancemi.org.