• Dance Theatre 2019 


    Tickets on sale April 1, 2019

    Purchase Tickets Button Hempfield High School proudly presents Legacy as the 35th annual Dance Theatre production. Performances will take place from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 in the Hempfield High School Performing Arts Center. The schedule is as follows:

    • Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4 performances will be held at 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 5, performance will be held at 2:30 p.m.

    A senior citizen preview performance of Legacy is slated for Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. This dress rehearsal is free to all residents of Hempfield School District, ages 65 years and older. Tickets/preregistration are not necessary for this Thursday event.


    The 2019 production, created and directed by the show’s producer, Cody Smith, is a celebration of the last 35 years of Dance Theatre at Hempfield. This production recreates and reimagines famous dances from the past and pays homage to the legacy of the program, including the show’s creator, Pat Kautter. The students in this year’s production represent all Dance Theatre students who have graced the stage at Hempfield by performing in 35 years of shows. Anyone who has enjoyed Dance Theatre over the years will not want to miss this show. For those who have not yet enjoyed a Dance Theatre performance, this is the year to start.


    Dance Theatre has a cast of more than 100 student dancers. Senior principal dancers include: Dean Chasser, Illsa Chasser, Maggie Doehring, Meghan Kosmela, Rachel Male, Alaina Simmons, & Katie White. Junior principal dancers include: Megan Landes & Bela Schwalm. Sophomore principal dancers include: Paige Gruber, Lorisa Shafer, Mackenzie Toole, & Lily Wernoch.