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Phipps Dance Company performing

Members of The Phipps Dance Company include, left to right, Lily Callander, Emalie Marion, Kailee Baumann, Margo Maher of River Falls, and Abby Prestrud. All company members are from Hudson, unless indicated otherwise. Submitted photo by Marnie Marie Photography

The Phipps Dance Company will perform a variety of styles, including ballet, musical theater, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson.

The company is a non-competitive performing dance troupe led by director Christina Leines and associate director Stephanie Campbell, celebrating its 13th season with showcase performances on the main stage. The 2017-18 company is comprised of 16 auditioned dancers who range in age from 14 to 18 years old. The company focuses on building well-rounded, technically advanced young dancers. To audition for the company, the dancers are required to have at least two years of prior dance training. As company members, the dancers have weekly rehearsals and must take at least two dance technique classes per week.

In addition to choreography by directors Leines and Campbell, the company is welcoming guest choreographers Penelope Freeh, Zoe Henrot, J- Sun, Mackenzie Lewis, and Jennifer Pray for their 2017-2018 season.

The Phipps Junior Dance Company, led by director Mackenzie Lewis and associate director Greta Lewis, will also perform. For dancers ages 9 to 13 years old, this company prepares members for their future with The Phipps Dance Company and beyond. The junior dance company is made up of 12 auditioned dancers who rehearse September through May for performances locally and throughout the Twin Cities. The company will be presenting a jazz and a contemporary piece at the performances.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students of all ages. Reservations may be made by contacting The Phipps ticket office at 715-386-8409.

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