Dance show proves to be success


Dancers on stage show their dance moves in attempt to excite the crowd

Abby Blazevic, Staff Writer

….5, 6, 7, 8. It’s that time again to waltz into the auditorium and amaze the audience.
The dance show showcases the talents of the dance classes as well as the Orchesis dance team.
There are a variety of dances performed during the show. Some are hip hop, lyrical and ballet, but others are for stating a serious impact and sending a powerful message to the audience.
“We have a hula dance with grass skirts and we are performing a yoga dance to symbolize the victims of domestic abuse,” Esthel Avalos, junior, said.
The theme for this year’s show is Juxtaposed, which is inspired by the community.
Sometimes the world can seem juxtaposed and hopefully the show can spread the message for people from different backgrounds that there is still an opportunity to come together in peace and acceptance, according to dance teacher, Bridget Taylor.
Many students participating in the show take the dance classes offered as a gym elective. Students in grades 10 through 12 create and work on the pieces for the show the entire year. The class can be a standout to many who take dance classes outside of school or simply have a love for it.
“I have been wanting to dance for a long time, and I finally took a big step and joined the class,” Fatima Ayub, senior, said.
Dancers in the show performed for the student body during gym periods for the entire day and then had a full show on the following Friday. Students watching saw the hard work of many talented dancers being showcased on stage. These performances can be very important to many of the dancers.
“It gives everyone who loves to dance an opportunity to show their passion,” Mia Putz, sophomore, said.
As the show is dedicated to victims of domestic abuse, a portion of the proceeds from the show go to the local Guardian Angel Home. In the past, profits went to soldiers donating to Wounded Warriors, cancer organizations and local food pantries.