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May 12, 2012

High school students to perform in concert

NORMAN — Norman High and Norman North high schools will set rivalries aside today to perform the Spring Modern Dance Concert at the Nancy O’Brian Center for Performing Arts, 1809 Stubbeman Ave.

General admission tickets are $7. All current Norman Public Schools eighth-grade students will be admitted for free.

This all-city dance performance will feature choreography from a variety of dance genres such as ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. Students will perform a hip-hop dance choreographed by guest artist Hui Cha Poos, director of the professional dance company R.A.C.E.

The NPS Modern Dance program began in 1995 as the vision of Norman choreographer and dancer Margarita Banos-Milton.

For the past 11 years, the Modern Dance program has been directed by Candace Dragg.

Dragg will present one high school senior with the Josephine G. Herrera Scholarship, which was established to honor the late Josie Herrera, a former modern dance student who looked forward to studying dance but lost her life at the age of 19 in October 2010.

Herrera’s family commemorates her passion for dance by assisting a graduating senior who participates in Norman’s modern dance program with a $1,000 scholarship.

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