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The Insiders: Today, like any day really, is a fine time to follow DeBarge’s advice

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The Insiders

It was either Socrates or fellow philosophical giant DeBarge who first encouraged us to dance to the rhythm of the night until the morning light. Sage advice, no? We’re obviously not alone in thinking so, because there will be a performance tonight at the Concord City Auditorium playing out those thoughts exactly.

Neither Socrates nor DeBarge will be on hand (probably), but dancers from six area dance schools will be, and they will present The Rhythm of the Night beginning at 7 p.m. It is the 23rd annual installment of the showcase and will feature more than 100 dancers. Genres featured will include tap, hip-hop, ballet, jazz and lyric choreography. Genres not featured include the twisty pretzel, which is something we just made up, and whatever kind of dancing Bill Cosby did during his opening credits. Participating schools include Turning Pointe Center of Dance in Pembroke, Capital City Dance Center, Concord Dance Academy, Dancesteps Etc. of Epsom, Gen’s Dance Studio of Concord and the New Hampshire School of Ballet of Hooksett.

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If you want another kick butt activity today, there will be tae kwon do for ages 5 through adult at the Heights Community Center starting at 10 a.m. Classes will be taught by Daniel Jung, who is a seventh-degree black belt (and we all know seven-degree anythings seem like blessings in the middle of January). Also today, Second Wind will be performing at Hermanos at 7:30 p.m.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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