NEWPORT, R.I. – The SRU Dance Club, Salve Regina University’s student-run dance organization, will present its fall performance, “Freakshow,” on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18 in the Rodgers Recreation Center, Webster Street.
Performances, open to the public, will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission for Saturday’s show is a minimum $1 donation to the Andrea Rizzo Foundation, while admission for Sunday’s performance is $5. At both shows, admission for children young enough to sit on an adult’s lap is free.
“Freakshow” will include 26 dances in styles of tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, modern, Irish step and African, with a finale performance showcasing the entire SRU Dance Club. This semester, the club boasts over 120 performers dancing to the music of Sinead O’Connor, Florence and the Machines, Christina Aguilera, Rob Thomas, and others.
Proceeds from Saturday’s performance support the Andrea Rizzo Foundation. Rizzo was a graduate of Salve Regina who was tragically killed by a drunk driver at age 24.
The foundation in her name raises money for children’s cancer research through dance therapy programs. As a childhood cancer survivor, ‘Drea’s Dream’ was to become a dance therapist. SRU Dance continues to help the foundation make her dream come true in children’s centers across the country.