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RHS dancers present Grace and Gravity

Twenty-four Rosemount High School students will put a little piece of themselves on stage this weekend at the RHS performing arts center.

The school will present its annual dance show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All but two of the show's 26 pieces were choreographed by students.

The show, titled Grace and Gravity, will feature 76 dancers in all.

"It's coming together," said RHS dance teacher Christina Morris. "It's kind of a tough process in the springtime because everybody would like to be outside on these beautiful days, but we've worked really hard the past six weeks."

Turning over so much control to students can be challenging at times, but Morris said the show is turning out well. She usually watches the students' pieces a couple of times during the rehearsal process and offers pointers where she thinks they're needed. But what shows up on stage this weekend is almost entirely the result of student inspiration.

Sometimes that means students need to find a way to give instruction to students who are older and perhaps more experienced than they are. But Morris said students have taken to their roles well.

"I have a lot of first-time choreographers who have been very successful," Morris said.

Morris choreographed two pieces in this year's show for the RHS Modern Company, the school's group of advanced dancers.

"It's a nice evening of dance if you like many styles of dance," Morris said.

Grace and Gravity will be on stage at 7 p.m. April 25 and 26.