August 14, 2022


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Ridgefield School of Dance Celebrates Outgoing Seniors

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The Ridgefield School of Dance bid farewell to 3 senior Enterprise associates as they produced their farewell functionality of A Midsummer Night’s Desire June 11-12. When goodbyes can be unfortunate as Ridgefield’s Sofia Garrett and Ingrid Karlson and Karina Rao have developed up with each other at this studio, they are fondly regarded by their lecturers. The studio’s executive director Alison Brown, artistic director Jess Boelts and the teachers will miss them but are looking forward to seeing what the long run provides for them.

Sofia Garrett as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Micah Promote as Oberon.
Sofia Garrett, a Ridgefield University of Dance member for 13 a long time, and corporation captain for the past three, will be attending Northeastern College this drop. Sofia has excelled at the Ridgefield Faculty of Dance, having practically each individual dance class provided, from funky hip-hop to classical ballet to partnering. She will be continuing dance in school in an extracurricular dance corporation. Garrett, who performed as the mischievous sprite Puck in this year’s A Midsummer Night’s Desire, has also carried out as Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Splendor, Alice in Alice in Wonderland, and in the Nutcracker she has danced the roles of Sugar Plum, Dew Drop and Marzipan. Sofia recognized her expertise in choreography at the Ridgefield College of Dance, developing multiple jazz and modern parts performed by her friends. These dances show her innovative spark and have been bundled in both winter season and spring productions for the studio. “Choreographing has become my favourite component of dance and I’m so grateful that the studio allowed me that option. Possessing the independence to build choreography in a secure and nonjudgmental ecosystem with my friends is so enjoyable and fun,” Sofia describes. Her closing choreography parts for the Ridgefield Faculty of Dance had been performed in “Journey,” the presentation by the Jazz Department.
Ingrid Karlson performs as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by
Ingrid Karlson performs as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Ingrid Karlson has been with the Ridgefield Faculty of Dance considering the fact that 2009. She will be attending the University of South Carolina future calendar year and is considering minoring in dance. In this year’s presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Desire, Karlson was Titania, queen of the fairies. With a lot of roles to her name these as Diamond Fairy in Sleeping Elegance, the Pas de Trois in Paquita and The Nutcracker’s Ice Queen, Dew Fall and Arabian, Titania was a favorite because of the performing, partnering, comedy and regal choreography associated. Originally focusing on ballet, mates and instructors at the studio released her to contemporary and jazz models. These diverse kinds strengthened Ingrid’s system and her adore for dance. “I’m so grateful that the studio also presents partnering lessons,” Ingrid claims. “I’ve realized how to link with and trust my associates, and discovered so several entertaining pas de deux!” As Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Desire, Ingrid partnered with many of the guest artists who also joined her in partnering lessons.
Karina Rao as Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by
Karina Rao as Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Aspiration.
Due to the fact 2006, Karina Rao has repeatedly danced at the Ridgefield College of Dance. Karina has well balanced college function and dance commitments nicely and she will be attending Dartmouth University this fall. She plans to keep dance a section of her existence by signing up for either the overall performance ensemble or a scholar run team. Karina has danced Marzipan and Arabian in The Nutcracker, and Sapphire Fairy in Sleeping Magnificence. For this year’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Karina done the part of the commanding Hyppolita, Queen of the Amazons. Karina notes that her favourite section of the studio is certainly the men and women she has met, thanks to the Ridgefield School of Dance’s tight-knit community. Karina reflects on her most loved memory, “when the Organization associates did a studio lock-in in 2020 we experienced a major picnic supper and watched our aged performances all evening.” Karina describes the studio’s Company as a family who have grown up jointly, both of those as dancers and as men and women.

From ballet and jazz and as organization associates in the two disciplines, these really proficient artists have experienced an astounding solidarity. Government Director Alison Brown says, “They have been these types of an integral component of our studio. It is heading to be a actually massive change to not see their smiling faces pretty much each individual working day. They have been an inspiration to all of their friends and the young dancers. We appear forward to their visits in decades to appear.”

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