Dance concert this weekend

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    The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance at TCU’s main fall concert, “Flying Into Fall,” will open tonight in its 61st year of performing on campus, a dance instructor said.

    Ellen Page Shelton, director of The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance at TCU, said the concert would feature a combination of six dances of classical and contemporary works choreographed by dance faculty and guest artists.

    Shelton said she was excited to have Atlanta Ballet’s artistic director, John McFall, in residence for a week. McFall set a new work for the concert.

    “[Working with McFall] gives our students wonderful work to dance in our concert, but also is a nice professional relationship for the students come graduation,” Shelton said.

    Practice and preparations for the concert began back in August, she said. The cast auditioned for the different works and rehearsed two to three times per week for several hours at a time, Shelton said.

    “It’s danced by students from freshmen to seniors,” Shelton said. “Some of them will dance both ballet and modern work.”

    According to a press release, the concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Ed Landreth Auditorium and will run through the weekend.

    Performances on Saturday begin at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., also in Ed Landreth Auditorium.

    General admission to the concert is $10 and free for TCU students with a valid student ID. Admission for non-TCU students is $5 with ID, Shelton said.

    Flying Into Fall dance concert

    When: 8 p.m. Friday

    2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday

    2 p.m. Sunday

    Where: Ed Landreth Auditorium

    General admission is $10, free for TCU students with a valid student ID and $5 for non-TCU students with ID.