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‘Easy Street’ to be performed today and Saturday

Audiences who love dance are in for a treat this weekend.

The Dance Studio’s end-of-year show, “Easy Street,” will have two performances at 6 p.m. today and Saturday, June 9 and 10, at Prescott High School’s Ruth Street Theater.

This is the studio’s 22nd end-of-year production, said Donna Casey of The Dance Studio, who has always loved to dance.

“I started dance when I was 4 years old and have never stopped,” she said.

Casey moved to Prescott from Phoenix in 1995, and since then has helmed 22 end-of-year productions and 12 Christmas shows for the studio—34 shows in all.

We teach life skills, not just dance steps, she said, adding that because the studio is located in Prescott Athletic Club, dancers can take a class while their parents use the pool, enjoy the café or take their own fitness class.

Dancers in this year’s show range from 2 to adult, beginner to advanced. They’ll perform in all styles—ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pointe and hip-hop.

Songs include “Easy Street” from the musical “Annie” and “Jumping Jive” from the 1930s and ’40s, Casey said. In “Desperado,” dancers will hold all kinds of poses in a huge jail; and they’ll dance “Nothingness” to a poem — no music.

“This show is like no other,” Casey said. “This is not a recital, it is truly a production that makes The Dance Studio very unique.”

Tickets are $15 per person at the door for both shows. The theater is located at 1050 Ruth St.

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