ST. PETERSBURG – The Pinellas County Center for the Performing Arts (PCCA) at Gibbs High School presented its annual fall concert last month just prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday break. This year’s guest dancers from the Competitive Edge Dance Company joined in and thoroughly entertained the audience.
“The Nutcracker Suite: Remembering The Magic,” part one of the production, featured three dance scenes: “In Clara’s Bedroom,” “The Land of Snow” and “The Garden of Sweets.” Attention to detail was evident from the costumes to the intricate choreography by Doricha C. Sales in the first half of the dance concert.
The second half exhibited the choreographic gifts of Erin Cardinal in “Something About A Line” and “Nursery Rhyme Rap” choreographed by Jamie LePhew. The first two scenes featured dancers from Competitive Edge. The audience got to see the dance scene that won the company the National Dance Championship in July of this year.
The evening ended with the beautifully linear piece “Perpendicular Alignment” choreographed by Sales and the colorful “Peace Love Joy” choreography by Patricia Page Parks.
Local businesses noted for their contribution to help support production were Jacks London Grill, PDQ, Plato’s Closet and The UPS Store. PCCA also gave special thanks to the Condon Family, Raymond Mohrman (Microsoft) and the PCCA Fan Club.