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Sweet November Dance Company Delivers Another Outstanding Fall Showcase
Posted 11/27/2019 12:05PM

Sweet November Dance Company (SNDC) performed 10 choreographed dances in front of a huge crowd in the Palmer Center on the evening of November 26. Guided by theater and dance teacher Ms. Julie Frazier-Smith, whose lifelong love of dance inspired her to found SNDC in the fall of 2017, the company’s latest fall showcase, Take Flight, comes on the heels of its debut concert in November 2017, a dance showcase at the 2018 Spring Arts Festival, an electrifying performance last November, and a brilliant performance at the 2019 Spring Arts Festival.

SNDC is composed of TASIS High School students who dedicate their Sunday afternoons to learning company ensemble works. This November’s concert featured work from two guest choreographers, Jordine Cornish (Tel Aviv) and Alessia della Casa (Lugano), and included original pieces choreographed by both students and faculty members. The company was also joined on stage by dancers and musicians from the TASIS Faculty, Middle School, and Elementary School.

Take Flight included contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and aerial dance and can be viewed in full below. Performance and rehearsal photo galleries can be found on the TASIS SmugMug page. 



Performance Lineup

“Just a Step”

Choreographer: Julie Frazier-Smith
Dancers: Sarah Rappoport (solo); Airi Barnes, Sofia Rosso, Bella Worrell (trio)
Music: Prelude of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” by Harold Arlen, arr. Julie Frazier-Smith 
Vocals: Julie Frazier-Smith and Melody Tibbits Zanecchia 

“Higher and Higher”

Choreographer: Julie Frazier-Smith
Dancers: Yasmin Al Askari, Chiara Amabile, Michelle Fasciano, Eleonora Ferreri, Iona Love, Yulia Panasenko
Music:(Your love keeps lifting me) Higher and Higher,” by Jackie Wilson 
Vocals: ES Choir, Directed by Melody Zanecchia 
Choir members: Maria Sole Agostinini, Maria Eduarda Cardoso Dias, Isabella De Bustis, Emma Della Foglia, Anna Kandel, Varvara Maksimova, Zoe Manzolini, Greer McKee, Giorgia Segat, Olivia Segat, Giulia Vanossi, Mila Verda, Gretchen Withers
Band: Alessio di Tonno (Electric guitar), Matthew Frazier-Smith (Cajon), Juan Carlos Bernal Cortina (Guitar), Tim Venchus (Bass guitar)

“When the Dance Jumped Right Out of Me”

Choreographer: Jordine Cornish
Rehearsal Director: Julie Frazier-Smith
Dancers: Airi Barnes, Victoria Rodriguez Riera, Sofia Rosso, Claudiyah Tolliver, Alua Tursynkulova, Annabelle Worrell, Jaya Bruera, Alexia Essaris, Raya Ilieva, Sascha Rhein, Mariaurora Rosso, Antara Stromayer, Lalita Stromayer, Greta Vasino
Music: “The Precious Hours,” by Proleter; “Sally Walker,” by Iggy Azalea; “Thrift Shop (Instrumental Remix),” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; “High Hopes,” by Panic! at The Disco; and “Lullaby,” by Proleter; arr. Jordine Cornish

“Breaking Barriers” 

Choreographer: Sarah Rappoport
Dancer: Sarah Rappoport
Music: “Unbreakable,” by Lani Misalucha

“Moving Meditation” 

Choreographer: Mara Bernasconi
Dancers: Mara Bernasconi, Jordine Cornish, Julie Frazier-Smith, Giulia Giobbio, Alexi Love, Melody Tibbits Zanecchia
Music: “You Are the Reason,” by Calum Scott

“2nd & 3rd Grade Tip Tap”

Choreographer: Carol Hinchliff
Dancers: Chiara Amabile, Isabella Badarraco, Katie Bodnar, Michelle Fasciano, Iona Love, Noemi Mazziotti, Pilar Sokoloff, Alis Valente Zen, Giulia Vanossi, Mila Verda
Music: “Try Everything,” by Shakira

“Aria”

Choreographer: Alessia Della Casa
Rehearsal Director: Julie Frazier-Smith 
Dancers: Airi Barnes, Catherine McClellan, Sarah Rappoport, Sofia Rosso
Music: “Deep, Arctic Wind Sounds,” by Nature Sounds; “Airlocks,” by Floating In Space

“October”

Choreographer: Alexia Dochnal
Dancer: Alexia Dochnal
Music: “October,” from The Seasons, by P. I. Tchaikovsky

“It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing”

Choreographer: Jordine Cornish
Dancers: Airi Barnes, Victoria Rodriguez Riera, Sofia Rosso, Claudiyah Tolliver, Jaya Bruera, Alexia Essaris, Raya Ilieva, Sascha Rhein, Mariaurora Rosso, Antara Stromayer, Lalita Stromayer, Greta Vasino, Olymar Brown, Julie Frazier-Smith, Matthew Frazier-Smith, Giulia Giobbio, Carol Hinchliff, Alexi Love, Kerry Venchus, Melody Tibbits Zanecchia, Jordine Cornish
Music: “It Don't Mean a Thing,” by Proleter

“Beyond the Rain” 

Choreographer: Julie Frazier-Smith
Dancer: Sarah Rappoport
Music: Prelude of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” by Harold Arlen, arr. Julie Frazier-Smith 
Vocals: Julie Frazier-Smith and Melody Tibbits Zanecchia

“Take Flight”

Choreographer: Julie Frazier-Smith
Dancers: Airi Barnes, Sofia Rosso, Annabelle Worrell (ground); Ai Shimizu, Catherine McClellan, Julie Frazier-Smith (aerial)
Music: “Take Flight,” by Lindsey Stirling

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