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LDA Dance Instructor Scherer – Berry and “Trojan Singers” a Winning Combination

May 3, 2013
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  05/06/13 LifePlex Dance Academy instructor Ed Scherer-Berry helped to lead Triton High School show choir “Trojan Singers” to a Gold Rating at the ISSMA competition in March by choreographing a dance   to a medley of three famous Beatles songs:   “Ticket to Ride,” “Penny Lane,” and “Drive My Car” at the request of Peter Foster, music teacher and director of Trojan Singers (Triton ) show choir.

The medley was preceded by another Beatles rendition, “Yesterday,” which was performed in a posed portrait configuration which contrasted with the constant movement present in the medley.  Scherer-Berry stated:  “The three songs of the medley offered an opportunity for some creative variations in dance style.  The first and third songs had specific, set movements which the choir learned.  The middle song, “Penny Lane,” while also having specific choreography, also had moments of free movement in which the singers moved around the stage in character as indicated by the Lyrics.  It was a nice juxtaposition of set and free movements.”  Scherer – Berry had also helped choreographed dance for last year’s Triton musical “The Music Man.”

 

Ed Scherer- Berry:  graduated from the Florida State University School of Music with a B.M. in dance (contemporary           and ballet).  While in college, was an Arthur Murray Dance Studio instructor, teaching bronze and silver-level students.  Went on to earn a master’s degree in theatre from the F.S.U. School of Theatre.  Later received a M.Div. degree from United Theological Seminary and is an        ordained United Methodist minister.

At LDA, teaches all forms of ballroom dance.  Especially enjoys smooth dances such as foxtrot, waltz and tango.  Is a specialist in the Latin dance Paso doble (literally “double step”), which mimics a Spanish or Mexican bullfight. Teaches some group classes at LDA, and is available for private lessons.

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