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OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma City University will premiere MOVE! Dance for the World of Entertainment, the inaugural spring performance of the Star Dance Company from the Ann Lacy School of American Dance & Entertainment. MOVE! will be performed at 8 p.m. March 7, 8 and 9, with a matinee showing at 2 p.m. March 9. All performances take place at the Kirkpatrick Theater in OCU’s Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Building. For tickets, visit here or call 405-208-5227.

Infused with vibrant energy, the Star Dance Company’s MOVE! honors the legacy of the Ann Lacy School of American Dance & Entertainment while embracing dance for the world of entertainment. More than 120 performers will illuminate the stage with vivid costumes, dynamic movement and contagious energy. A cheeky glance back to the roaring 1920s, a quick rub of Aladdin’s lamp, a hip hop nod to the weekend and a joyful tap dance celebration with champagne toasts promise light-hearted fun, while breathtaking lyrical pieces remind us of the colors of the wind and what it feels like to watch the clouds part and have the sun return once again. Jazz hands will abound, toes will be pointed, sequins will sparkle and the Starettes' kickline will make a glamorous appearance, leaving theater-goers joyfully high-stepping into spring!

OCU’s Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment and the American Spirit Dance Company were founded by recently retired Dance Chair Jo Rowan and Dean John Bedford. The name American Spirit Dance Company is being retired in honor of Jo Rowan, but the Star Dance Company will continue OCU’s tradition of exciting dance productions.

OCU was the first dance program in America to offer degrees specializing in entertainment dance forms of tap, jazz and musical theater dance. Dancers from across the country come to Oklahoma City University every year to hone their craft and go on to incredibly successful careers in show business. Alums can be found performing, managing, choreographing and teaching all around the world. Look for them in Broadway shows, the Rockettes, television, film, cruise ships and concerts with musical artists. Oklahoma City University provides dance for the world of entertainment. Don’t miss MOVE! Dance for the World of Entertainment.

2024 Performance Dates

8 p.m. Thursday, March 7

8 p.m. Friday, March 8

2 p.m. Saturday, March 9

8 p.m. Saturday, March 10

Tickets to Star Dance Company MOVE! can also be purchased in person at the Performing Arts Ticket Office, located at the Edith Kinney Gaylord Center (2501 N. Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106), from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 405-208-5227.

*Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted. All reservation purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges. No cameras or video recorders. No lap seating or infants. Cell phones may not be used for any purposes in the auditorium.