Directors, what is your take on building an end of the year show which encompasses all your dancers’ and faculty’s hard work while demonstrating continuity and a pleasurable viewing experience? Any memorable performance that we attend usually has rhyme or reason to it, right? A theme or a choreographic sensibility should reflect cohesiveness throughout the performance. Often times, dance concerts which are disjointed and lacking in direction leave the audience feeling the same way and the same will hold true for your own audiences. This is glaringly obvious when it is, shall we say, an “extended” performance without intent, but we need to keep the audience on the edge of their chairs, engaged and awake from beginning to end! So how do we do all this and keep them coming back for more?