Experience Art In Motion! ESP Performing Company’s annual showcase fundraiser has blossomed into a fun evening out for the entire Thurmont/Emmitsburg community.

“It has been wonderful to see the way the community has embraced our dance showcase. They really take pride in seeing the award-winning ESP dancers on stage. You no longer have to travel to Washington, D.C. to see high caliber live dance and choreography. You only have to go as far as the Catoctin High School auditorium!” emphasized Stacie Zelenka, parent organizer.

The annual ESP Showcase fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Catoctin High School. Advance tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. There will be basket raffles, 50/50s, concessions, and flowers available for purchase.

This year’s showcase will, again, feature Maggie Kudirka “The Bald Ballerina” (pictured right). Maggie is an amazing dancer and an outstanding young lady, who was diagnosed in 2014 with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer while dancing with The Joffrey Ballet Concert Group. She has been dancing since she was four years old. She shares her journey and speaks to groups around the country to help bring awareness about metastatic breast cancer. Maggie also teaches master ballet classes and continues to dance while fighting this terminal disease. You can follow Maggie on her Bald Ballerina Facebook page.

The choreography and dances presented by ESP in the showcase have already won numerous awards this season. The dancers are excited to present these performances to the community, as well as continuing to travel the east coast this competition season.

Mike of Mike Miller Photography said “I love taking pictures of the ESP Performing Company at the Showcase. The ESP dancers always put on a fantastic show. Their grace, energy, and talent sure make for some beautiful pictures, but they are even more amazing live. I hope everyone comes out to see them on stage and support the company. ESP is a wonderful gift to our community. The Showcase will not disappoint!”

Tickets may be purchased through any ESP Performing Company member or at ESP Dance Studio, located at 15 Water Street in Thurmont (301-271-7458). Registration is still open for spring 2018 classes at the studio, culminating with the annual recital “ESP And The Chocolate Factory” at the Weinberg Center on Saturday, June 16. All levels of classes are available. ESP specializes in many types of dance, including tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, acro dance, and pointe. Participating in dance class is a great way to build confidence, strength, and have tons of fun! Check ESP out on Facebook: ESP Dance and ESP Performing Company. Please support ESP Performing Company and help Keep Art Alive!

Photo by Andrea Mitchener

ESP Performing Company

Photo by Andrew Holtz


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