Southside community photo gallery for March 31, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by Corey Poole of Poole Photography -- Lauren Copeland, of Baker, along with Samantha Wright and Janie Bourgeois, from left, perform in the recent Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts spring dance concert.

Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts held its spring dance concert March 18-19.

“This was the dance ensemble’s sixth concert, and we have come a long way since the fall of 2013,” said Audra Allen, instructor of dance at LSMSA. “We are excited to share the versatility of these dancers and their ongoing growth as technicians and artists.”

Performances by members of the Dance Ensemble included “Just Madness,” “All I Need is a Bumpin Beat,” “Swinging in Place,” “Serenade Classique” and “Dream,” all choreographed by Allen.

Joshua DeAlba, a dance student at Northwestern State University, also choreographed a number for the ensemble, titled “Explorative Studies.”

“Working with Audra and this wonderful group of young women was such a treat for me,” DeAlba said.

“I am grateful to have gotten the chance to work with such beautiful and hungry minds.”

Four students from the musical theater cabaret class performed as well. Shona McCullough, a junior from Baton Rouge, presented “I Can Hear the Bells” from “Hairspray”; Kelsey Meshell, a junior from Bossier City, sang “Not for the Life of Me” from “Thoroughly Modern Millie”; Christina Arey, a junior from Baton Rouge, performed “Home” from “Beauty and the Beast”; and Annie Noel, a junior from Mandeville, sang “There are Worse Things I Could Do” from “Grease.”

Dancers included Lauren Copeland, a sophomore from Baker.