Dancing toward Brighter Days

The Rider Dance Ensemble is putting on its annual spring show, Brighter Days, tonight at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Yvonne Theater in Fine Arts. The performance is open and free to the public and showcases the choreography of 19 different groups.

A dancer is lifted towards the sky during the routine for “Heaven Was Needing a Hero,” sung by country star Jo Dee Messina.
Four dancers support and lean on each other during a performance to “Bad Day.”
Diana Gebbia choreographed an energy-filled dance to the song “Happiness.”
A group of girls, choreographed by Rachael Liberto, show the depth of “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri through their emotionally charged dance moves.
Dressed in all blue, Courtney Schumacher’s group dances to “On Your Porch,” performed by The Format. The song is a slow, personal ballad about the past.
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