Fall is a wonderful time to get out and run! The ESP Performing Company is pleased to announce their 4th Annual Autumn 5K Run Fundraiser. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. The dancers at ESP Performing Company always enjoy giving back to their community, almost as much as they love dancing. Last year, they were able to donate $900 to The Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund. The Hurwitz Fund directly benefits folks in our community by helping breast cancer patients at Frederick Memorial Hospital. ESP proudly dedicates the 5K fundraiser in memory of Pamela Grey Hobbs, a former dancer at ESP.
The ESP Autumn 5K Run is always a ton of fun. The event is open to all levels of fitness. The course is on the beautiful campus of Mount Saint Mary’s University and includes both paved and soft surface terrain. There are a few inclines mixed in with quite a bit of flat, easy pathways. The ESP 5K is great for experienced runners and a wonderful opportunity for first-timers. First-timers should consider a “Couch to 5K” type plan to prepare for the event. These training programs can be found on a number of sites online.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at several different levels. For sponsorship information or for runner registration, please contact any ESP Performing Company Dancer or contact David Mitchener at 240-315-4379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All runners registered by October 11 will receive a custom Gnarly Artly ESP Fall 5K T-shirt.
In addition to fundraising and community service, the Award Winning ESP Performing Company loves to dance! The company dancers have just returned from Groove National Dance Competition in Atlantic City, where they received numerous awards and special recognition. The dancers are already hard at work preparing for the 2014-15 dance season. Your first opportunity to see them perform will be Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at the In The Street Festival in downtown Frederick. October will bring their annual crowd pleasing Colorfest performances. ESP will dance both Saturday and Sunday Colorfest weekend in the Thurmont Town Park. At the end of October, the dancers will return for a ghoulish performance at Halloween In The Park. In November, the ESP Performing Company begins their competition season, which will take them up and down the East Coast, culminating with Dance Makers National Finals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in June.
ESP Dance is currently enrolling students for the fall session.
ESP offers classes of all levels in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, acro, pointe, and Zumba. Additionally, they are offering an open percussion class on Sundays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. For more information about ESP Dance or to register for classes, please call the studio at 301-271-7458 or stop by 15 Water Street in Thurmont, Monday through Thursday, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The fall schedule is now available online at www.espdance.com. Check them out on Facebook.