2 Sides Explores Father-Son Struggle In Modern Easter Dance Performance Featuring Original Music and Choregraphy, Free to the Public
Father knows best. Or does he? His son fights to prove himself. But only failing will ever bring them back together.
Coming on Easter weekend at Northwest Church, a unique and original new show entitled 2 Sides ventures to address the age-old struggle between a son and his dad. 2 Sides flings open the doors and gives you an inside look as a father is forced to choose between saving his wife or his son.
In the past, Northwest Dance Studio productions have explored the many real-life struggles of those affected by addiction, abuse and even the sex industry, but never the father-son dynamic...until now.
"This original production is the story we've been waiting to tell about a dad and son. I guarantee it will leave you wowed," says Executive Producer, Peter Brunton.
The live performance will showcase a wide array of dance styles from a graceful waltz to a harmonious fusion of contemporary with energetic twists to the electrifying rhythm of hip hop. Northwest Dance Company and student performers will enthrall with dazzling choreography amid unique multimedia backdrops and rotating stage scenery. 2 Sides features both popular and original music written and recorded at Northwest's private recording studio that ranges from orchestral to classic rock to hip hop, with captivating melodies are equally heartbreaking and redemptive.
2 Sides will be performed at Northwest Church Auditorium, 5495 Clarcona-Ocoee Rd, Orlando, FL 32810 on Easter Weekend 2015. Performances are free to the public at these times:
- Good Friday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. (Doors 6:30pm)
- Easter Sunday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
No reserved seating is required; attendees are seated on a first come, first serve basis. 2 Sides is open to the entire family; however, please note it has a PG rating for brief romance and adult situations including an angry exchange, a child born out of wedlock and a person dying. Free nursery/childcare is available during the Easter Sunday performances.
About Northwest Dance Studio
Northwest Dance Studio is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 with the adjoining Northwest Church donating the space and financial support to get the studio off the ground. Founder and director Sarah Swindell brings her more than 15 years of professional dance experience to give the studio's students, mostly children and teens, the opportunity to learn multiple forms of dance and perform on a stage – an opportunity many would otherwise miss during childhood.
Beyond teaching technique in the realms of contemporary, ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap and aerial dance, the studio's focus is on instilling confidence, integrity and positive self-image in its students that they can use in everyday life to achieve their dreams. Northwest Dance Studio also strives to create a safe environment for each dancer, whose ages range from 3 – 30+ years, providing dance and performance art in the underserved Pine Hills area of Orlando.
A key component of the studio's mission is to not turn away any student -- even those who are not able to afford the price of classes are put on a scholarship program where they can provide support to the studio through helping tasks in exchange for their classes. In addition, in comparison to other dance studios in the region, classes are always offered at low rates with each class costing $12. Students are never penalized for missing a class and they are able to use every class purchased at any time.
"Over the years, our little unassuming facility has offered hundreds of children and adults the opportunity to dance, grow and express themselves," said Studio Director Sarah Swindell. "We have seen children with ADHD and behavior problems improve, and life changing growth in our students of all ages. It's not just about dance; it is about helping our students find a positive self image to help them grow."
Beyond 2 Sides, Northwest Dance Studio produces a series of seasonal dance performances, event performances for The Lovely Project, and a Diary Series, where dancers can utilize artistic movement and expression to share and recover from traumatic moments in their lives. All students have the opportunity to audition for the studio's Dance Company and now, its new Jr. Dance Company.
For more information about Northwest Dance Studio visit www.NWDanceOrlando.com.