North Quabbin Notebook: May 12, 2022

  • Dancers with the Inside/Out Dance Company of Orange. Front row, left to right: Harper Johnson, Leighann Gunderman, Emma McAllister, Marcie Brown, Keira Wirth, Sofia Fredette, Carla Hardy and Gwen Bowdridge. Middle row, left to right: Mallory Germain, Vivienne Soucy, Izabella Mallet, Katy McGinnis, Madalyn Vescovi, Liliana Parker, Aubriana Curtis, Lindsey Woodbury, Olivia Robinson, Kaylee O’Brien, Kendyl Jack and Braelynn Warner. Back row, left to right: Madalynn Warner, Sonya Gordon-Halpern, Laura McGinnis, Anna Picard, Ava Doody, Hailey Sousa and Lila Hickey. Contributed Photo/Kirsten Spencer Photography

  • From left to right, Janice Russell, Pam Toy and Ron Pratt get ready to serve food at a previous Rolling Thunder Vermont Chapter 1 pancake breakfast. Contributed Photo

Published: 5/12/2022 4:11:19 PM
Inside/Out Dance Company to perform Saturday

ORANGE — The Dance Studio’s Inside/Out Dance Company will perform at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s auditorium on Saturday, May 14, at 4 p.m.

The concert will include modern, jazz, ballet and tap dances exploring themes of friendship, indecision, memory, rhythm and teenage angst, according to a press release from The Dance Studio. Choreographers include The Dance Studio faculty Maggie Buettner, Darrian Kiely, Angie Muzzy and Ingrid Schatz, and student choreographers Ava Doody, Sonya Gordon-Halpern, Lila Hickey, Laura McGinnis and Kaylee O’Brien.

The Inside/Out Dance Company was formed in 2008 to give students at The Dance Studio in Orange a more in-depth artistic experience through additional training, collaborative work, creating choreography, increased performance opportunities, community outreach as dance ambassadors and connecting with the larger dance world through performances, intensives, master classes and attending conferences.

Inside/Out Dance Company performs 10 to 15 times per year, the release states. Dancers regularly perform on the main stage at the Garlic and Arts Festival, Starry Starry Night, Orange Solstice Riverfest and more in the North Quabbin region. They have also performed at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston University and more in the greater Boston area.

Tickets, which cost $10, cash or check, will be available at the door. Checks should be made out to The Dance Studio. Concessions will also be available. The Victoria Rose Scholarship Fund will sponsor raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle.

After costs, proceeds will benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Inside/Out Dance Company fundraising account equally, the release states. Inside/Out Dance Company raises money to assist dancers in attending conferences and master classes, traveling to events and more.

Rolling Thunder holding pancake breakfast, raffle

ORANGE — After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rolling Thunder Vermont Chapter 1 will hold its annual pancake breakfast and raffle fundraiser on Sunday, May 15, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion, 40 Daniel Shays Highway.

The menu will consist of regular and blueberry pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee for a donation of $8.

Rolling Thunder’s main function as a nonprofit is to publicize the prisoners of war/missing in action (POW/MIA) issue; to educate the public that many American prisoners of war were left behind; and to help correct the past and protect future veterans from being left behind should they become prisoners of war/missing in action.

The local Vermont Chapter 1, which includes members from western Massachusetts, supports local veteran causes including the Cathedral of the Pines, Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District, Building Bridges, Marine Toys for Tots, The Honor Bear Project, the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center and the Freedom Farm.

New members are welcome. You do not need to be a veteran or ride a motorcycle to join the club. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Orange American Legion.


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