On April 24th, 2017 the Jr. High and High School dance classes kicked off the Spring Arts Festival and presented Playlist: Hits from Yesterday and Today. Everybody Dance Now, Get Up, Pon de Replay and Who’s that Chick were numbers performed by the jr. high students. The high school performed group routines to Crazy in Love, Motown Philly, Black Beatles, Poison, Cold Hearted Snake and Work. In addition to performing group dance students presented their own choreography to songs like, Get Ur Freak On, My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark, Hips Don’t Lie, Bang, Bang, Talk, Wall to Wall, Gold Digger and Body Movin. “I am very proud of all of the students who performed tonight, they did a great job,” said Miss Cara.
On October 12th, 2016 Junior High and High School dance classes performed “On Stage” for their peers during lunchtime. This years song choices were all from movies; You Can’t Stop the Beat, We Go Together, Shut Up and Drive and Can’t Stop the Feeling were numbers performed by the junior high students. The high school performance featured three dance numbers choreographed by students. Seniors Illan Quionoez, Ashley Cavalo and Mikayla Shepherd showcased their choreography with a routine to Work From Home, Freshmen Mia Felix, Annie Lobos and Salma Sinnoklrot proved they “ain’t afraid of no ghosts” with their choreography in Ghostbusters and Becky Heller, Taht Mason, Taylor Cavalo and Ethan Conroy “stepped it up” in their number Bounce. Delirious and Tricky were the two group routines performed.
Miss Cara Dabkowski, the dance teacher, commented; “I was extremely happy with how the performances went, the students did an excellent job!”
The dance portion of the Spring Arts Festival was titled, “Triple Threat” in which students sang, dance and acted their way through the live performance.
The first half of the show was lip sync themed and opened with a Junior High performing “Bieber Fever”, “1999 Pop Hits” and “Ariana Grande Mix. High School performers then took the stage to battle it out with “’06-08 Flashback, “Don’t Stop the Music” and “Jackson Mega Mix.”
The show then moved onto a musical theater theme. Brianna Love, Phoenix Briggs, Jacob Herrera, Makayla Hook, Annette Lobos, Hallie De La Rosa and Kalysta Nash were soloists and sang live to songs such as, Get on Your Feet, from Get on Your Feet the Musical, You Can’t Stop The Beat, from Hairspray, Brand New Day from The Wiz, Footloose from Footloose. The night concluded with junior high and high school performers coming together to sing and dance to We’re All in This Together from High School Musical.
“I am happy with how the show came together; each student put in a tremendous amount of work this semester, some student’s learned up to five dances. I keep seeing the students improve and that makes me so proud!” Commented dance teacher Miss Cara.