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Apr 29, 201405:10 PMPress Releases

Capitol Kickline

Apr 29, 2014 - 05:10 PM
Capitol Kickline

WHO: All Central PA Dancers

WHAT: National Dance Week Event

WHERE: The Capitol Steps in Harrisburg

WHEN: Sunday, May 4th 12:30-1pm


Annual Kickline Event Celebrates National Dance Week


HARRISBURG, Penn.— On Sunday, May 4, 2014, local dancers will end National Dance Week with a bang by linking together on the Capitol steps to remind central Pennsylvania why dance and dance education is a vital part of our culture.


The Capitol Kickline is an annual event started in 1999 by Miss Janice Lynn Brougher-Roos, the founder and owner of Studio ’91 in Grantham, Penn. Carol Wevodau—artistic director of Wevodau Dance Center in Camp Hill, Penn—joined Brougher-Roos a few years later as Co-Chair. For the past 16 years these women have worked together to create an event that bonds the dance community.


“I started this event to help promote awareness for national dance week in central Pennsylvania by bringing master class instructors from NYC to Harrisburg so area dancers don't have to make the trip to the city,” explains Brougher-Roos.

The day starts off around 12:30 p.m. with a jazz stretch for all kickline participants. Dancers will then learn a short kickline routine and present it to the community around 1 p.m. This portion of the day is completely free and is open to dances of all ages with no prior registration necessary.


Dancers can also preregister for master workshop classes with renowned instructors, including Holly Evans, a Steelton native and Radio City Rockette; Brian Henninger, a dancer, choreographer and actor from New York City who has performed and worked with artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris Brown, Usher, Justin Bieber and Mary J. Blige; Justin Conte, a teacher and choreographer who has recently danced on the popular TV show Glee and has worked with artists such as Paula Abdul, Miley Cyrus and Jordan Sparks; and Nicholas Young, a New York-based dancer, musician and choreographer who is a cast member of the off-Broadway sensation STOMP. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes are available to dancers ages six and up. Dancers get to perform their learned dance routines immediately following the workshops.


The day will end with the Dancer’s Showcase. One dance group from each studio will present a performance selected by the studio owner. The Dancer’s Showcase will be held immediately following the workshop demonstrations. This allows the local dance community to support one another and recognize the hard work of fellow dancers.


Janice Brougher-Roos

Owner and Artistic Director of Studio ‘91


Studio ‘91

712 Grantham Road

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

(717) 691-5567


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