The 12th Annual Chester County Dance Festival was held at Immaculata University’s Alumnae Hall on Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The festival celebrated dancers’ talent and the diversity of dance styles in Chester County.
The festival featured 16 dance groups from local professional and pre-professional companies, as well as area private and public schools. These groups performed in a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and modern. The groups included:
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
Balance Dance Academy
Brandywine Ballet Company
Brandywine Ballet Theatre
Chester Valley Dance Academy
Crane Performing Arts School
Immaculata University Dance Company
Kimberton Dance Academy
Longwood Dance Company
Longwood Performing Arts
Opus 1 Contemporary Dance
Shannon Cooper’s Academy of Dance
Springton Dance Academy
West Chester Dance Works
Sponsors for the Festival were the Immaculata University Dance Company, directed by Jessica Birkmire and Barbara Gallagher, M.Ed., assistant professor of human movement science, and the Immaculata Student Government Association.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.