Hundreds of dancers performed two shows at the sold out Spring Fling 2014 held at the Burbank High School auditorium on Saturday, June 7. Presented by the City of Burbank’s Park, Recreation and Community Services department, the annual Spring Fling event is the culmination of months of performing arts classes.
Teachers Sandra Dixon, Hollie Lee, Susan McCourt, Amanda Green Richardson, Teri Richardson, Kristan Sauter, Shari Ward and Zahra Zuhair presented 35 acts ranging from classical ballet, tap and jazz to Spanish dance, bellydance, hula, contemporary dance, hip hop and more.
Emceed by Jeff Hopkins, the 4:00 p.m. show included a special tribute to Michael Jackson’s music, threaded through the program, in numbers choreographed and taught by the Richardsons at winter and spring recreation classes.
A 10:00 a.m. show was also held for the younger students in the preschool and child performing arts programs.
The Spring Fling has been held annually for the past 42 years in Burbank.