When asked what he learned during the four-week John Burroughs High School Summer Performance Workshop, Matt Coffey had a ready response.
“How to dance, because I could not,” said the 14-year-old, who traveled from Ohio to participate.
On Friday night, he had the opportunity to put his newfound moves on display, performing in the culminating show with five dozen other participants.
Now a decade old, the summer workshop is sponsored by Burroughs’ celebrated show choir and affords students the opportunity to improve their singing and dancing skills under the tutelage of teachers and alumni, many of them professional performers.
It is also a stepping stone for those interested in joining the ranks of the high school’s extensive performing arts corps.
Robin Mazer, 13, enrolled in the workshop for the second consecutive summer. She has already been accepted into Burroughs’ senior women’s choir, Sound Sensations.