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Orchesis is an extracurricular student dance group offered by the Leyden High School Fine Arts Department. It is open to students across the district, grades 9-12. Students have the opportunity to learn various styles including modern, contemporary, bachata, authentic jazz, kpop, lyrical, modern, hip-hop, and cultural dance forms. Orchesis is a great opportunity to develop their technical skills, performance skills, learn how to produce original choreographies, expand aesthetic values, and enhance expressive and creative abilities. We also attend dance festivals, host guest instructors, and go on field trips to see professional dance performances. 

Do you want to dance in the USO Show? Come learn how to swing dance and perform on stage for Mr. Miller's finale performance! Show up on Monday 5/6 @ 3:10pm to learn the choreography! 

Monday 5/6 @ 3:10pm - learn choreography 
Tuesday 5/7 @ 3:10pm - group rehearsal 
Wednesday 5/8 @ 3:10pm - group rehearsal 
Thursday 5/9 @ 3:30 pm - dry run on stage with entire show cast 
Friday 5/10 @ 5pm rehearsal with professional swing dancers 

Showtimes: 
Friday 5/10 @ 7pm 
Saturday 5/11 @ 2pm

Email Ms. Longstreth if you have any questions! 

Rehearsal & Performance Calendar

Orchesis is an extracurricular student dance group offered by the Leyden High School Fine Arts Department. It is open to students across the district, grades 9-12. Students have the opportunity to learn various styles including modern, contemporary, bachata, authentic jazz, kpop, lyrical, modern, hip-hop, and cultural dance forms. Orchesis is a great opportunity to develop their technical skills, performance skills, learn how to produce original choreographies, expand aesthetic values, and enhance expressive and creative abilities. We also attend dance festivals, host guest instructors, and go on field trips to see professional dance performances. 

Meetings: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:10 - 4:45 (check calendar below for locations) 

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Meet the Directors:

Artistic Director - 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. She was a member of her college modern dance troupe both as a performer and choreographer. She has coached Orchesis since 2021.
 email: llongstreth@leyden212.org

Assistant Director - Mari Uremovic is a counselor at West Leyden. She loves to dance and this is her first year working with Orchesis. 
email: MUremovic@leyden212.org 

Upcoming Events

Field Trip: Joffrey Ballet 
Sunday, February 18th 
12:30 - 4:00pm 

Auditions: So You Think You Can Dance?
Wednesday, February 21st
3:10 - 4:45pm 
West Dance Studio

Show: So You Think You Can Dance?
Saturday, April 13th
7:00pm 
West Auditorium