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The Orchesis Dance Troupe are the performance dancers of the Leyden Fine Arts Dept.

Students who join the troupe learn a variety of dance styles and how to create choreographies to perform in the Spring Showcase.  They also learn choreographies created by the coaches to perform at various Leyden events. Commitment to attending rehearsals is important for performances and the showcase. 

We encourage students to dive into learning new dances and also share the ones they know.  Styles we have explored in the past include: Bachata, Swing, Hip Hop, K-Pop, Authentic Jazz, and Lyrical. 

Students who participate are expected to: 
- Be on time
- Wear comfortable appropriate dance attire 
- Have a positive attitude
- Communicate with coaches about attendance 
- Check the calendar for rehearsal days/time/location

Everyone is welcome to audition to join the troupe. All you need to do is show up! All styles welcome.

Mondays & Wednesdays 
3:10 - 4:45pm 
West Dance Studio 

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Meet the Coaches

Head Coach - Lindsay Longstreth is a teacher at West Leyden, and has been dancing since high school. She has competed, performed, and taught authentic swing dance and jazz for over 20 years.  In college she was in her modern dance troupe. She has coached the Leyden Dance Troupe for 2 years.

Assistant Coach - Mari Uremovic is a counselor at West Leyden. She loves to dance and this is her first year working with Orchesis. 

Important Dates

Illinois High School Dance Festival - Field Trip
Saturday Oct 14th

Make a Difference Day 
Saturday Oct 28th

Spring Showcase Auditions
November 13th & 15th
East Auditorium 

Spring Showcase 
Saturday March 16th @ 3pm & 7pm
West Auditorium 

Rehearsal & Performance Calendar