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PSC hosting summer dance workshop

Dancers from all over the Country are at Pensacola State College this week.
The college has offered a summer dance workshop for more than 30 years.

To take part, dancers must be at least 10 years old, with a minimum of one year experience.
Channel 3's Ricki Vann shows us what attracted more than 200 dancers this year.

Faith Birdsong came from Destin to prefect her hip-hop moves. She has been dancing for almost 10 years.
"Whenever you do it, it just gives you this feeling of fun and freedom and I just love it.

Jazzed up dancers like Birdsong came to learn more than one style of dance.
"I like ballet because it is strict and it teaches discipline and I like hip-hop because it is the complete opposite. So you get very wide range."

Coordinator of the event Lavonne French says educating dancers on more than one style of dance is the program's goal.
"To be a dancer, if you are really going to do it as a profession then you really need to study more than one style and be well versed in everything."

She has run the program for the last four years and says the instructors this year like Deanna Hyatt, from Kansas City bring a fresh style to Pensacola.
"She is phenomenal. I have seen her dance. I have seen her in action and she is just amazing and these kids are going to learn a whole lot from her."

French invited the professionals to teach in the classrooms as well as perform live.
This Friday the Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company will perform at PSC.
Their performance is open to the public.

"The joy of seeing these smiling little faces all over the place, it makes it all worth it. The kids are have a neat time. We have new teachers and they are really enjoying it. It is just a joy."

To see great dancers perform, go to the event this Friday. We have all the event information on our website.