Arbutus resident named to All-County Dance Ensemble

Arbutus resident Rosemary Prendergast was among the 21 Baltimore County public high school students chosen to the 2011-2012 All-County Honors Dance Ensemble.

The students were chosen through a highly competitive application and audition process.

They represent six of the seven county high schools with a fine arts dance program.

Prendergast was one of 11 students chosen who attend Carver Center for Arts and Technology, a county magnet school in Towson.

Dulaney, Hereford, New Town, Parkville and Patapsco high schools were also represented on the team.

Students were recommended by their dance teachers as exemplary students who demonstrate a dedication to dance as an artistic expression, a strong work ethic, and evidence-based dedication to the process of learning and rehearsing dances.

They auditioned at Carver Center before a panel of five professional judges and evaluated on their technical ability, expression and performance, dynamic interpretation, ability to pick up material quickly, and ability to make self-corrections.

The All-County Honors Dance Ensemble will represent Baltimore County at the county schools Dance Festival and Maryland State Department of Education's Fine Arts Briefing in April 2012, and a spring concert in June.

They rehearse each Monday evening throughout the year with Stephanie Powell, artistic director of the ensemble and a dance instructor at Carver Center.

The group is available during the school year to perform throughout the community.

To arrange for a performance, contact Suzanne Henneman at 410-887-4014 or

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