LAUREN CONNOLLY

Dance on the Lawn has announced the lineup for its fourth annual free dance event, to be held this year on Saturday, Sept. 9. The event will include11 dance companies and schools from New Jersey and New York. Lauren Connolly, winner of DOTL’s 2017 “Emerging Commissioned New Jersey Choreographer,” will present a new work created specifically for Dance on the Lawn. New Jersey Schools appearing are FutureSTEP Tap Company; Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts; DanceWorks & Co.; and New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble.

New Jersey companies are: Freespace Dance (Montclair); Dance Therapy (Newark); 10 Hairy Legs (Highland Park); Robert Mark Dance (Hoboken). Robert Mark Burke, artistic director of Robert Mark Dance, appears through Dance on the Lawn’s mentorship program. Participating New York companies are Project 44 Dance and Stephen Petronio Company. Troy Powel, artistic director of Ailey II, will also present.

Montclair resident Charmaine Warren founded Dance on the Lawn in 2014. Dance on the Lawn will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m., at 73 South Fullerton Ave., outside of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. For more information visit danceonthelawn.org.

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