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Blessed Trinity Holds Third Annual Dance and Art Benefit


Blessed Trinity Catholic High School will host its third annual Dance and Art Benefit on April 29 and 30 in the schools Fine Arts Theater. The benefit will include dancers from the schools Dance Apprenticeship, Advanced Dance, Dance Company classes as well as a performance from the Dance Team. Featured in this years art exhibit will be four A.P. Studio Art students. The proceeds from the Beauty in Motion production will help rebuild the arts program at St. Marys Dominican High School in the Carrollton section of New Orleans.

The benefit event will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30pm and on Sunday afternoon at 3:00. Tickets are $10.

This event holds a special place not only in the hearts of those at BT but those in the entire community, said Sharon Mueller, art teacher and Fine Arts Department Chair. We still have some students at school from New Orleans and our mission through this benefit is not to forget the areas ongoing struggles. 

According to dance instructor Joy Stauber-Clift, the students have been very involved in the choreographic process and some students original works will be performed during the program. We are performing in all styles of dance from the extremely classical Pas de Quatre originally choreographed in 1848 by Jules Perrot to hip-hop. We have something for everyone. We even have one talented young man who will be singing and playing the piano live for our closing number.   

When the curtain opens, the audience will see seven stunning works by resident guest choreographer Jeannine Corbell and move to two toe-tapping hip-hop performances by BT aluma, Melysa Pacheco 03. Some of the diverse dance numbers being performed include Swingin Sixties by musical legend Quincy Jones, Allegro by 17th Century composer Johann Sebastian Bach, B.O.B. by Atlanta artist Outkast and Jump, Shout, Boogie by entertainer Barry Manilow.

Attendees will also be invited to mingle though the art exhibit featuring dozens of work by seniors Becky Kelly, Stephanie Toole, Kat Moenk and Emily McWilliams. Benefit items such as hot/cold to-go cups, T-shirts, and an original framed drawing of the events design logo, created by junior Courney Denis, will be on sale. All proceeds will go to the St. Marys Dominican High Schools Fine Arts Department. An original statue entitled Beauty in Motion will be raffled off during intermission.

Blessed Trinitys benefit concert last year aided the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research and cure. The second years monies assisted Our House, a home that cares for infants and young children who need special medical attention and have no place to call home after being discharged from the hospital.