If you’re looking for a springtime treat for yourself or special people in your life, you’ll want to be in the audience for the Sun City Chorus and Orchestra’s spirited spring show “Just Dance” May 5 to 8 at Magnolia Hall.
Just as music, singing and dancing evoke and encourage emotions, thoughts of love and life, “Just Dance” promises to put a smile on your face, a song in your soul, and an animated spring in your step. You’ll be dancing in your seat as this popular large mixed chorus and the talented instrumentalists present a wide variety of classic pop and show tunes that deliver something for everyone.
To prepare the audience to have some fun, the performers open with a swinging contemporary version of the 60’s hit, “Dancing in the Street.” Then before you catch a breath or get too comfortable, you’re led into a nostalgic medley of Irving Berlin tunes featuring classic ballroom dances. As you visualize flowing ball gowns and snappy tuxedoes, you’ll be “steppin’ out” in fast-paced quicksteps and elegant foxtrots.
For a change of pace, set aside your formal attire and slip on your imaginary Latin shoes as you swing and sway to the popular Michael Bublé hits “Sway” and “Save the Last Dance for Me.”
Musical Directors Art Hansen and Lorraine Hansen enjoy highlighting the orchestra, composed of Sun City residents and other Lowcountry musicians, with an instrumental medley of enduring classical standards by George Gershwin.
Closing the first half of the program is the lively, contagious hit, “Let’s Get Loud” with its not-to-be-resisted strong cha-cha beat, and then a rock ’n’ roll, steam-engine-roaring-down-the-track “A Tribute to the Blues Brothers.”
Lyrics and music of love, broken hearts, resilience, hope and joy continue in the second half of the program with Big Band swings, more Latin rhythms, disco, jive, shag, and even some slow dances. Who can resist the upbeat tempo of selections from “Mama Mia,” or the enduring melody and love story of “Evergreen?”
“Just Dance” will be presented at 7 p.m. May 5 to 7, and at 2:30 p.m. May 8. Tickets are available at the box office from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, by calling 843-941-9729, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.