Catherine Severson

Special to Iredell Free News

Local dancers Kori Lynne Paugh and Catherine Severson are spending the next month participating in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Contemporary Dance Intensive.

Kori Paugh

The Contemporary Dance program is designed for serious students interested in pursuing a career in the arts. Under the instruction of the renowned School of Dance faculty and distinguished guest artists, this program offers students a cutting-edge approach to contemporary technique, movement innovation, and artistic self-discovery.

Daily classes will include Contemporary Technique, Classical Ballet, Composition, Improvisation, Phrase work, Repertory, and Conditioning. Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop and Ballroom masterclasses will also be taught throughout the intensive. This program runs from June 26 to July 22 and will conclude with a professionally produced dance recital.

Paugh is the daughter of Corey and Penelope Paugh and attends Oakwood IB Middle School in Statesville.

Severson is the daughter of Brian and Jane Severson. She is a homeschooled student.

Both students are on competition dance teams at Statesville Dance and Performing Arts.