Dancers and athletes have a lot in common. Both require physical strength, dedication and long hours of training. But dancers, of course, don’t go to the Olympics, right?
Well, this year, 22 dancers from the Pottstown Dance Theatre will be heading to London during the 2012 Olympic Games. While they won’t be competing, the students—aged 13 to 18—will perform in the Olympic Village on the day of the closing ceremonies.
They’ll dance on stage, entertaining crowds awaiting the closing ceremonies on August 12, with a 30-minute piece, entitled “The Evolution of Dance,” that was choreographed by Pottstown Dance Theatre Director Michelle Jones Wurtz.