Bemidji State presents 63rd Funtastic Dance Follies, April 23-25

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Students will be dancing among the stars when the Funtastic Dance Follies are staged April 23-25 at Bemidji State University.

The 2009 Funtastic Dance Follies, the 63rd production of the campus dance show, will be held in the BSU Gymnasium of the Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center on the BSU campus. The Follies will begin at 7 p.m. each night during the three-night run, and a 2 p.m. matinee will also be offered on Saturday, April 25.

This year’s Follies will feature more than 50 dancers in multiple disciplines from across campus, including students, staff, faculty and alumni. This year’s show features more than 35 numbers.

The Follies are organized and performed by Bemidji State students with Suzy Langhout, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport, serving as director and Jon Langhout performing technical director duties.

The Funtastic Dance Follies began as a modern dance recital for a college physical education course, which performed “The Nutcracker Suite” for Christmas in 1945. Since then, the Follies have become an annual tradition. The production is completely student-run, from dancing, choreography, spotlight operation, videotaping and staging of the production.

Tickets to the Funtastic Dance Follies are $5 for the general public; $2 for senior citizens and students. BSU students are admitted free with a valid ID. Advance tickets are on sale at the physical education desk at the Gillett Recreation Center. Tickets also will be available at the door.

For more information, contact the Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport at (218) 755-2940.

April 23-25 – 7 p.m. (additional matinee performance April 25 at 2 p.m.) — 63rd Funtastic Dance Follies at Bemidji State University, a campus dance show. Location: BSU Gymnasium, Gillett Recreation and Fitness Center, BSU campus. Admission: $5 for general admission, $2 for senior citizens and students; BSU students free with valid ID. Information: (218) 755-2940.