This Saturday, the newly crowned national champion dance team, Dance City, will hold its annual open house and BBQ at the North High Athletic Field.
“This is an opportunity for parents to register their dancers for the 2023-2024 season,” said Cierra Burnaugh, founder and director of Dance City, “It’s a chance for everyone to get to know the teachers, other dancers. And, as always, we are so excited to welcome new members to our team.”
Dance City is open to girls from ages 3 to 18. Those who register automatically become members of the recreational dance group. All members will perform in the spring recital and have the opportunity to audition for the competitive dance company in the future.
Dance City is poised to expand in 2023. “Some of our grandmothers said, ‘We need costumes for ourselves. We want our own routines too,’” explained Burnaugh, “So we are putting together a 55 and over dance group this year.” But that’s not all.
Dance City is also adding a group for its dance moms, and for the first time ever, a boys’ team. Just like the girls, the boys’ dance group is open to anyone between the ages of 3 to 18.
“There will be more opportunities than ever before at Dance City,” added Burnaugh, “including a series of master classes. It’s really an exciting time.”
Registration to join Dance City is $20, but Burnaugh notes that this fee doesn’t need to be paid until the 2023-2024 season kicks off on September 11, at North Community High School. Tuition for the members of Dance City is $50 per month.
Dance City open house
Dance City’s open house will take place on Saturday, August 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at North High Athletic Field. Attendees are being asked to enter the event at the corner of 17th Avenue North and Girard Avenue North.
The event is free and food and beverages, including hot dogs, hamburgers, and BBQ will be provided by Dance City and prepared by Juan Burnaugh, nutrition supervisor for PICA Head Start.
Support Dance City… the pride of the Northside
Fresh off their national championship performance at the National Starpower Competition in Las Vegas, Dance City’s competitive dance troupe has been invited to train at two of the most esteemed dance companies in the world: the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City, and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles.
You can help send them to each of these hallowed halls by visiting Dance City’s GoFundMe page.