Francis Scott Key High School students Cara Hunter, left, and Jillian Luetje choreographed and performed a modern contemporary piece at the Dance Gala at the annual Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Hunt Valley. (Submitted photo / November 10, 2012)

A pair of Francis Scott Key High School students — Cara Hunter and Jillian Luetje — participated last month in the annual Dance Gala at the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Hunt Valley

The event draws together students, teachers and administrators from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties to celebrate the dance art form.

On Oct. 19 at the convention, Hunter and Luetje performed a modern contemporary piece that they had choreographed. Both are students of instructor Shellie Rosso at FSK.

MAPHERD is an organization that promotes health, physical education and dance through professional development workshops, grants, scholarships and other efforts.


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In February, the group will host a Maryland Dance Alliance joining together public high school dance programs with the non-public and independent programs. That event will be held at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.