RISE dancers brought plenty of razzle and dazzle to Dreamland

A lively Chorus Line added to the excitement. From left: Imani Hall, Anabelle Cutrer, and Lily Combra; in back, partially hidden Kayla Eddy and Cassie Casey. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The RISE Dance Company 2013 Showcase at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs last Sunday featured dancers who dazzled.

Directed by Jil Matrisciano, the show included dancers in eye-catching costumes performed more than 30 numbers choreographed to music that ranged from Broadway show tunes to salsa to rap. Familiar favorites included songs made famous by Elvis Presley, Jimmy Buffett, and Kermit the Frog.

The showcase highlighted 31 dancers grouped into four companies — prep, sophomore, junior, and senior — based on their level of expertise.

The RISE Vineyard Performing Arts faculty dance choreographers included Ms. Matrisciano, Claire Baione, and Maggie Sarmiento.

For more information on RISE, call 508-693-2262.