Great Leaps coming to UH Hilo December 1

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Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Department will present the Fall 2012 Great Leaps Dance Concert at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

The show will feature performers from the dance classes at UH Hilo and Hawai'i Community College (HawCC) dancing in styles ranging from classical, ballet, contemporary, jazz and aerial dance, choreographed by Annie Bunker, Celeste Staton, Kea Kapahua, and special guest choreographer Dori Yamada. This semester's concert will also feature a senior project presentation by Performing Arts Major Casey Hewett.

"There is social comment, ethnic influence, emotional expression and just fun entertainment,” said UH Hilo dance faculty instructor Celeste Staton. “Great Leaps has something for everyone.”

Advance ticket purchase is recommended due to the popularity of the event. Tickets are $7 general, $5 for UH Hilo/HawCC students, seniors, faculty, and children 17 and under, and are available online at, or by calling (808) 974-7310.

For disability accommodations, please call Heidi at (808) 933-3209 (V) or 933-3334 (TTY) at least 10 working days prior to the event.

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