- 2018 Season
The Pocono Mountains Music Festival and the 7 regional libraries of Monroe County are excited to again present the Library Program. This is the 6th year of our artists using the power of their art form to inspire and excite our Young Readers. In the process of presenting their art form, they encourage young children to utilize the resources that are available at their local libraries. This is a partnership that has a true synergistic effect.
Seven sessions with Conny Andres will be presented in 2018 from July 23rd through the 26th, one at each of the regional libraries. Conny Andres, dance teacher and former veteran dancer of multiple Broadway shows, tours and performer in regional theaters across America, will demonstrate and talk about dance while sharing the experience of a professional journey. Young students participate in trying their own skills in expressing themselves through this art form, which is an intrinsic part of all cultures.
Coordinating this entire program is Cindy Deluca, head librarian at the Barrett Friendly Library in Cresco.
Check your local libraries for the exact time and date and bring your children and grandchildren to what historically has been an inspirational and fun experience for both adults and children.
Conny Andres is a graduate of Oklahoma City University where she received her BPA in Dance. She has performed on Broadway in Showboat and Fosse. National tours include Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, and regional theaters include Chicago, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, and 42nd Street. While performing, Conny accepted a teaching stint at the University of Michigan Theatre/Dance department which began her journey into educating children. Since then, dance education has been the focus of her work. Presently, she conducts classes for children to adults and participates in schools and after-school dance residencies. She continues to develop her skills as a dance educator in a comprehensive and inclusive manner that addresses the needs of all children. Recently, Conny has ventured into choreography for community productions like Mary Poppins, and children’s productions of Aristocats, Music Man and, presently, Sleeping Beauty. She also works with a musical revue program for teens. Conny is excited to spend another summer with Pocono Mountains Musical Festival library program.