The County Prep Dance Program celebrated the end of the 2016-2017 school year with recognition from the arts and dance education community.
Senior Tamir Rios was one of 5 dancers in the State of NJ to be given the Governor’s Award in Dance Arts. Tamir performed alongside other remarkable teen artists in the state Gala at the Trenton War Memorial on May 24th. County Prep Dance Instructor had this to say, “Tamir’s exceptional talent and commitment to this art form have brought attention and admiration to our program. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with such a skilled young dancer, and am so proud of Tamir’s growth and accomplishments over his 4 years here.” Tamir will begin his major in dance at Montclair State University this fall.
After winning Top Honors at the Hudson County Teen Arts Festival in March, the senior dance class accepted the invitation to the State Teen Arts Festival on May 31. The group of 6 performed ‘And That’s Within’, which included live percussion accompaniment performed by the dancers themselves. This work was created collaboratively with international drummer Ravish Momin.
Read about the dance program’s full year of activities here: Dance Year in Review