The showcase of talent, So We Think We Can Dance is back for its seventh year at the Darien Arts Center (darienarts.org), where the student-run production has sold-out audiences for the past six years. Totally produced by DAC dance student volunteers, ages 10 to 18, the show returns to the DAC Weatherstone Studio with performances on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. DAC dance students manage all stages of creation and execution, and choreograph and perform approximately 17 dances that encompass many different styles of dance.

The DAC dance program provides dedicated students a one-of-a-kind opportunity, to produce a show from start to finish. So We Think We Can Dance was the brainchild of past DAC students some who have moved on to pursue careers in dance. They envisioned using the skills they had developed from years of dancing at the DAC, to express their individuality in their very own dances while having a chance to shine. It has proven to be a great success, beyond selling out audiences. Amy Allen, DAC executive director, said, “So We Think We Can Dance truly fills us with pride. Our students utilize years of practice to choreograph and produce an entertaining show. This process empowers creative thinking and builds confidence that our students take with them to college.”

DAC dance students, Natalie Pitteway, Mackenzie Swift and Meghan Wood are producing the 2018 show.

Tickets for So We Think We Can Dance 2018 are $10 and the show runs for approximately 2 hours. Purchase tickets ($10) at the door or email DAC Dance Director Bonnie Gombos at bonnie@darienarts.org. For questions call the DAC at (203) 655-8683. The DAC Weatherstone Studio is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall.