Performers exhibit self-created choreographies
By VINCENT CORTES
The dance program hosted its annual Fall Dance Concert to showcase dancers’ choreography at the Gym on Friday, Dec. 1.
The two hour event featured dancers from both the Intermediate and Advanced classes. Both classes worked on their choreography for four weeks prior to the concert and utilized class time to create and practice their pieces. Concert tickets sold for five dollars both pre-sale and at the door.
According to program director Nina Chang, the performance is an essential component of the performing arts division, because it benefits the dance program in many ways.
“[The concert] not only publicizes and promotes our dance classes, but also [serves as] a fundraiser for the whole dance program,” Chang said. “[As a result,] we can hire master teachers, purchase costumes and pay for other necessities.”
Advanced dance member sophomore Jazlyn Yu believes the performance operated smoothly and attracted a large audience.
“I think the concert played out really well and smoothly. The audience was packed, the performers were on time and ready [to perform], and there were no major mishaps,” Yu said.
Sophomore Mireya Castillo says that she enjoyed the performances and loved the diversity of dance styles.
“I thought it was amazing how students choreographed so [well], and the dances were very entertaining,” Castillo said. “It was also nice to see that there were a variety of styles included, not just one single style.”
The next dance performance will be the spring concert on Apr. 20.