The mind reels….

As a classmate of Anson Dorrance, I suppose I could have imagined him pursing a career in sports. The committee recalls Anson as the most athletic member of the villa class of 1969, which — to be fair — is faint praise.
We would not have guessed, though, that his eldest daughter, Michelle, would be a tap-dancer. Nothing in Anson’s personality pointed toward that end.
Her elegant web site was brought to our attention during a recent (and lengthy) e-mail thread .. it includes rave reviews from the New York Times and elsewhere.

And for grins, here’s a very brief youtube video of Michelle.

And if we were to be entirely honest, you’d have to say that Ms. Dorrance’s dancing prowess has no antecedent at the Villa. In our memory, those arranged dances with girl schools were weird awkward affairs, with absolutely none of the verve demonstrated above. What’s more, they were in black and white.

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Villa St. Jean was a Marianist school in Fribourg, Switzerland, from 1903-1970. This blog site is intended as a forum for Villa alumni to share memories, pictures and connections.
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