In support of Writers & Books' "If All of Rochester Read the Same Book" program and this year's selection of "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey, Hochstein School of Music and Dance (50 N. Plymouth Ave.) is hosting a day packed with family-fun winter activities. The event titled "An Afternoon of Winter Fancies" begins on Saturday, March 8, at 3 p.m. with a Creative Movement Workshop. Held in the dance studio, this event brings the Hochstein dance department's faculty and students on the dance floor to lead you and your family through improvisational dancing. The event will be accompanied by Hochstein music students performing a variety of tunes to fit the snowy weather. This event is open to ages 3 and older.
After the dance workshop, pirouette your way to the Performance Hall for "Flight of Winter Fancy," a collection of winter-inspired dance pieces performed by the school's dance faculty, students, and friends. The show, beginning at 4:15 p.m., will feature Mariah Maloney, an Alaska native and assistant professor of dance at SUNY Brockport, as the headliner. The show is open to the public and both activities are free of charge. For more information, visit hochstein.org or call 454-4596.