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      Blueberry Dance Festival brings in celebrity dancers

      Celebrity dancers will be in town next week to teach classes for the annual Blueberry Dance Festival.

      The dance festival gives local dancers a chance to learn different dance styles like ballet and hip hop from local and celebrity instructors. This year??s celebrity dancer is Dres Reid who was in Michael Jackson's movie "This Is It." Joining him will be the artistic directors from Esoteric Dance Project out of Chicago.

      "Not very many dancers in Marquette get the opportunity to leave outside the area, so when we bring in master instructors from Los Angeles or Chicago, High Top Dancers, it's just a great opportunity for them to learn," says dance festival director Camilla Mingay.

      The festival will run from July 20 to 25. There will be a dance competition on Tuesday July 22 and a showcase performance on Thursday July 24.