The following is from Kandice N. Point-Du-Jour
The Special Dance Company of Columbia High School is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are chosen through a selective audition process. Under the direction of Kandice N. Point-Du- Jour they study modern dance technique, improvisation, choreography, and dance history. Each year the Company is proud to give the Janet Hicks (founder 1971) Scholarship to a senior pursuing dance or a related field in the arts. This year, the Company is celebrating 46 years!
The Special Dance Company annual performances are on May 19th and 20th at 8pm at Columbia High School. Tickets can be purchased now at specialdancecompany.com for $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Graduates of Columbia High School Special Dance Company have majored in dance, became dance educators, performed on cruise lines, toured with professional dance companies, and our very own Daisy Hobbs recipient of the Janet Hicks Scholarship, is now on Broadway performing in Aladdin. Graduate Azudi Onyejekwe performs in the Great Comet on Broadway.
Although the company’s annual performance is held in May, the company also performs throughout the year and attends various field trips and master classes. Performance credits include: NJ Performing Arts Center, Two River Theater, Essex County Metro West Dance Festival, Teen Arts Festival, National High School Dance Festival, NJ High School Dance Festival, Dance Gala for NJ and Eastern District, Pulse on Tour, and the SOMA Community.