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Arts & Entertainment - March 28, 2012

Showtime for M-A dance team

Hip-hop, jazz, lyrical and ballet performances will highlight the ninth annual Menlo-Atherton High School dance team show and fundraiser to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the school's performing arts center.

Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets may be purchased in advance from dance team members.

Proceeds from the event help underwrite scholarships, team uniforms, camps and competition expenses, says dance team parent Pat Carson, whose daughter, Destiny Carson, is a member of the team.

The girls require four or five different dance costumes for performances. Funds are also used for a week at dance camp, held this past summer on the UC-Santa Cruz campus.

The team's coach is Nona Ybarra, owner of Captivating Dance. The 11-member team rehearses three times a week and performs at Menlo-Atherton High School football and basketball games. The team also presented a holiday dance show at Haven House in Menlo Park. The dance team is coached by Nona Ybarra, owner of Captivating Dance.

Dance team members include: Destiny Carson, Elisa Cabral, Caroline Hayse, Miranda Alfano-Smith, Kimmie Glass, Anna Argente, Brooke Warren, Gracie Culhane, Sami Gaston, Lauren Smith and Devon Smith.


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