96. ‘Dance for a Difference’ with Bataille Academie Concert

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Performers from Barrington’s Bataille Academie of the Danse are presenting a special concert called Dance for a Difference this Saturday to raise awareness and funds for five causes that touch many lives here in Barrington.

Courtesy of Bataille Academie of the Danse

Tomorrow’s performance is part of Bataille Academie’s Integrity Dance Project, a concert level dance opportunity where students learn from professional choreographers, perform in community venues  and give back to the community in important ways…

Tomorrow night’s Dance for a Difference will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrington High School Auditorium and will feature guest performances by members of Optima Dance, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $5 for students and $10 for adults.

A portion of the proceeds will support Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Awareness Centers, the Barrington Area United Way, American Cancer Society, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Icoda, the International Center on Deafness and the Arts. Bataille’s Integrity Dance Project is open to dancers ages 12-21.  Bataille’s Artistic Director and instructor, Dee Dee Gallagher-Johnson says, “The project challenges each dancer’s skills and their spirit as well.  Integrity Dance Project reaches out to the community for change and awareness and fulfills the dancer in and out of the classroom.”

Members are currently assisting in the “Shining Stars” curriculum, a dance class for dancer’s with Down’s Syndrome.  For more information, call 847-381-1459 or visit BatailleDanse.com.

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