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Dance group does good work

Published: Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

I recently spent a delightful evening at Cary-Grove High School watching a dynamite dance performance showcasing local talent.

Beautifully prepared and presented by CGPACtion, using neighborhood kids as dancers and student choreographers, this show was worth every penny of the $15 ticket price, and then some. And I am not saying that just because my niece, Jessie, sparkled on the stage!

CGPACtion is a student service group out of the Cary-Grove Performing Arts Centre (CGPAC). This particular performance was its annual fundraiser. This year, the proceeds were graciously gifted to the Cary-Grove Fine Arts Foundation.

Now, I am not a theater reviewer, but I am a graduate of Cary-Grove High, and I do have one tiny claim to fame: I was Yente the Matchmaker eons ago, in its 1974 version of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Back in the same auditorium, watching talented, enthusiastic, adorable young dancers perform dance vignettes with an admirable measure of precision and lots of smiles, I was warmed to the heart. Until the performance, I didn’t know much about CGPAC and how it provides students a chance to experience the joy of giving back. They are doing a good work in a world that could sure use more good deeds – and more good-deed doers.

So thank you, Miss Amy and Miss Robin, for being the masterminds behind this laudable community project. I am now a loyal fan. Thank you for offering training to your students – for song, dance and life.

Dori L. Michaels

Fox River Grove

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