QUINCY — Five members of Vancil Performing Arts Center performed during the opening routine in the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade choreographed by Bonnie Story on May 29 in Indianapolis, Ind. The Indianapolis Colt Cheerleaders and the Indiana Pacemates also performed with the dancers in the opening routine with the band Walk Off the Earth.
While in Indianapolis, they took part in a private dance class with Bonnie Story, a contemporary jazz choreographer and performer whose works have been seen on television, film and concert stages. There were seven dance studios from across the United States performing in the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade opening routine.
Dancers, family members and studio directors took part in the opening ceremonies at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 race. Many were seen in turn one and on the straight away holding the huge Stars and Stripes.
Vancil Performing Arts Center’s students will also perform in this year’s 75th Pearl Harbor Parade in Honolulu. Students from the studio have also performed in five Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades in New York.
For more information on the studio, visit vancildance.com or call 217-222-6857.
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Kamrin England, Aubree Cheney, Jasmine Cobb, Zoey Klauser, Alexiss Enright