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Get your dance on: Cascade Dance team in Block Party lineup

Cascade Dance Academy
Cascade Dance Academy's youth dancers will appear at Block Party.
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Cascade Dance’s Senior Company, made up of youths ages 13 and older, and Junior company, ages 10 to 12, will present an array of jazz, lyrical, and musical theatre pieces, some of which they have been working on since October.

Each group has about a dozen dancers.

Cascade’s performing companies meet once a week in addition to their regular technique classes to focus on choreography, style, and stage presence.

They learn about six different pieces, just for this class, per year, which challenges them to learn and retain choreography very quickly — a really important skill in the professional dance world, says Cascade instructor Brittany Jamieson Pulliam.

Besides the companies, several soloists will be dancing everything from tap to jazz to lyrical. A trio of sisters will also dance together.

“Our students love having the opportunity to perform for the community and look forward to it every year,” says Jamieson Pulliam.

Cascade Dance Academy on Snoqualmie Ridge was founded by Katie Higuchi. Current owners, Kelsey and Brittany, are a pair of sisters who share a passion for teaching dance. Cascade Dance has recently expanded into a state-of-the-art dance studio.

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