Local Dance Troupe Takes to the Stage

Courtesy photos The 2016 troupe of West Coast Dancers are ready to entertain you with two performances next weekend.

 

Longtime Alamedan showcases 43 years of island dancing

Alameda-based West Coast Dance (WCD) Theatre will host its 43rd annual musical song and dance production. It’s described as a cavalcade of fluorescent colors, pop tunes and funky, fancy footwork. The two-day production that celebrates 43 years of West Coast Dancers showcases the stars of tomorrow singing and dancing to favorite songs from the past to the present.

The first performance on Friday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m., will showcase tiny tots to the adult performing “Galatic Wars.” Their experience ranges from four months to professional. This one-act production focusses on the 43 year history of WCD with up to three generations of dancers performing. 

The Saturday, June 25, production has a special purpose. It will showcase the internationally popular West Coast Performers in a high-energy, song-and-dance production called “Rock Vegas And Neverland.” Dancers tap and rock and roll to the beats of Broadway musicals.

The shows will be held at Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors and are available at the door.

Longtime director of WCD, Marnell Xavier, has been performing for the good people of Alameda since she was four years old and has donated her talent and services to many community events locally and all over the world. WCD received the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Cultural Arts Award and a Best of Alameda Award in 2011. They are proud to be the longest-running dance studio in Alameda with second and third generations of West Coast Dancers.

 

West Coast Dance’s headquarters are at 1701 Lincoln Ave. For more information, call 499-3708 or write to wcdancealameda@aol.com.