An Afternoon of Dance Performance in White Plains
Broadway Veteran Joe Cavise and his Off Center Dance Theatre (OCDT) will bring their Spring Invitational Dance Concert to the Major Bowes Auditorium at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains on Saturday, March 7 at 5:00 PM.
This is a family friendly event and is sure to please any dance enthusiast. The program will feature performances in classical ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop. This year’s special guest performers include members of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company who have “been a powerhouse of expressive and athletic dance since 1984.” The NY Times calls them “blessedly inventive” and the Washington Post hails them “profoundly memorable.” In addition, Ryan Rankine will be a special guest performer. Mr. Rankine was featured on So You Think You Can Dance, Season 2 and was a top 7 finalist. He will bring his contemporary style dance to the stage for this performance,
Tickets for this one afternoon only performance are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 the day of the show. All tickets are general admission seating and can be purchased by clicking here Eventbrite
For more information regarding this performance and other Off Center Dance Theatre projects and workshops, call 914-381-5222 or click Off Center Dance Theatre
Joe Antony Cavise began his professional career in 1981 when he joined the Actor’s Equity Association and the Screen Actor’s Guild. Mr. Cavise received critical acclaim from The New York Times for his role of Dick McGann in the Off Broadway production of Street Scene. In 1983, he joined the original Broadway Company of CATS and later, performed the lead role of
Mr. Mistoffelees.” He was featured in A Chorus Line-The Movie, and has appeared in numerous TV films and soap operas.
Mr. Cavise decided to leave his performing career to dedicate himself to children and dance education. He managed and taught at STEPS on Broadway, one of NYC’s foremost dance institutions. In 1989 he and wife Lori, opened Dance Cavise Inc. located in Mamaroneck, NY. In 1991, Mr. Cavise founded the Off Center Dance Theatre, Inc. (OCDT), and in 1993 its Youth Ensemble, now in residence at the Dance Cavise Studios.
Dance Cavise was honored in Dance Magazine, for its over the last two dozen years, and also featured on several
occasions in the New York Times. In 2001, Mr. Cavise was hailed “Westchester’s Dance Man” in Dance Teacher Magazine, a
national publication dedicated to dance educators in the United States. In 2006, he created “Beyond Ballroom”, a program that teaches boys and girls social interaction through partner dancing.
Joe has made teaching and mentoring children his life’s work. He was recently honored by the White Plains Youth Bureau for his work with children at their annual gala which was themed Follow My Lead. At the event, Mr. Cavise spoke of his favorite word that has become his teaching motto. “I tell children that I have a favorite word and, if you do this word today , you will be stronger , smarter and better tomorrow.” The children shout DANCE or LOVE but he continues, “My favorite word has only three letters and the first one is if you do this word today , you will be stronger , smarter and better tomorrow.” The children shout DANCE or LOVE but he continues, “My favorite word has only three letters and the first one is T, eventually they guess the word is T-R-Y”. Mr Cavise believes that, no matter what obstacle presents itself in life, we should always be inspired and, more importantly, inspire to T-R-Y.