Iowa Central Community College knows how to move to the beat.
The Iowa Central Dance Team and Team Uneek, an all-male hip-hop crew, will present "Curtain Call" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
"This is a showcase of all their work throughout the entire year," said Cassidy Vermeer, Iowa Central's dance coach and performing arts coordinator.
From left, Carly Heuckendorf, Kylee Veverka, and Catie Maher perform in the dance team routine at a home basketball game.
The male hip-hop group, Team Uneek, performs a routine a the halftime of one of Jam the Gym basketball games. Front to back: Kaluba Namoonde, RJ Brown, Martin Wise, Rick Wilson and Nick Moore
The event is also a fundraiser so the dance team members can attend the National Dance Alliance competition in Daytona Beach, Fla., in April.
"This is the biggest nationals in the world for a community college to attend," Vermeer said.
She said "Curtain Call" will feature a large variety of styles, including group numbers, hip-hop, jazz and lyrical dance. There will also be some solos by the graduates and some duets, she said.
If you go:
What: "Curtain Call'
When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday
Where: Decker Auditorium, ICCC
Cost: $5 adults, $3 students, $1 Iowa Central students. Available at the campus bookstore, phone 574-1081 or at the door.
The dance team features 14 female dances this year, she said, and the hip-hop group is five male dancers.
But Iowa Central students won't be the only dancers performing that night.
"We'll have guest performances by Hollingsworth School of Dance and Gymnastics," Vermeer said. "We'll have group numbers by The Dance Connection in Webster City, and the Manson High School drill team."
Capping off the night will be a coed routine that brings the hip-hop and dance team members together.
This is Vermeer's first year at Iowa Central.
"I love it here," she said. "If feel so fortunate and lucky to have the job that I do. I love coming to work every day and it's very rewarding."
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