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2012-2013 Schedule


International Jazz Day Celebration
Celebrate International Jazz Day with Xclaim!
Free Open Class
Monday, April 29th 7:00pm- 8:30pm
Charisma Centre for the Arts
4099 Karl Rd. 43224

Neighborhood Pride 2012
Talent Search Students Performance
December 19th
King Arts Complex

Mentorship and Masterclass Series
(for selected Neighborhood Pride Talent Search Students)
Saturdays November 10th - December 15th 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Short Stop

Xclaim on "Ice"
At the Historic Garden Theater
1187 North High St
Columbus, OH 43201
December 1-2, 2012
A new holiday favorite presented by the Short North Stage: Bundle up for our holiday performance in The Historic Garden Theater, with the chilly ambiance of the outdoors. It's a perfect family outing to help usher in that Christmas spirit. Complete with hot cocoa bar, cozy blankets and baked goods, this mini-show features new fun festive dance works as well as reverent holiday favorites in Xclaim's signature jazz-fusion style. Choreography by Guest Artist Kim O Connor, Xclaim founding member Laura Schoessler and Artistic Director Mariah Layne French.

The Premiere Performance
Soul of the City
October 26-28, 2012
Columbus Dance Theater
592 E. Main Columbus, 43215
8:00 pm Friday & Saturday, 4:00 pm Sunday

All the jazzy flair you would expect from Xclaim...Xclaim's Fifth Season Premiere celebrates the city of Columbus and the movements and mindsets that shaped generations! New work in two acts: Act I features a lighthearted review of dance from the flapper era to the dawn of hip hop in four shorter works. Then in Act II, just in time for our Bicentennial, Soul of the City, celebrates the spirit of resiliency adventure and innovation of historic Columbus in a multimedia collage set to the sounds of soul music. Choreography by Xclaim veteran dancers, Deena Schmidt, Kelsey Schafer, Larua Schoessler, Crystal Irvin and J. Shannon Filmore in collaboration with Artistic Director Mariah Layne French.
* Recipient of the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grant



Girls Self-Esteem Workshop
Sponsored by Franklin County Children Services and Citizens Advisory Committee
Movement with Xclaim Dancer and Choreographer Kelsey Schafer
September 29, 2012 10:00-11:00 am
For girls ages 13-18
Contact FCCS to register by September 21st.

A Dance for Justice Day
Original work "Our Hope Endures" Choreography by Stephanie Hall
September 29-30, 2012 Saturday 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 & 11:30 am
Vineyard Columbus
6000 Cooper Rd Westerville OH

Independents Day Festival

September 15, 2012 2:00 pm
Downtown Columbus
Performance Arts Stage, Pearl Alley and Elm

Spirit of Columbus - Dance Project
Season Preview
August 18, 2012 2:00 pm
Columbus Commons Metro Park












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