Don’t Stop The Dancing

April Federico, Features Editor

At the always-popular Dance Club Show, families and students flocked to the Field House to witness members of the club perform in their Fall Showcase. The club, staff, and faculty behind the event made sure the crowd was pumped up by showing pictures of the club members rehearsing their numbers, and Dance Club members chanted their club name excitingly from backstage before the show. As fog from the fog machine pervaded the audience, the bright and colorful lights were shining upon the flat stage. 

The club officers came out to introduce student a capella group Hawkward, which performed the National Anthem. The big screen showed dancers performing in between numbers, and there was lots of love from the crowd as people screamed: “I love you!” and “Go!”

The first number was the dance they performed at Midnight Madness. The dancers wore tie-dyed shirts as they danced to “Swalla” by Jason Derulo and “Mi Gente” by J Balvin ft. Beyoncé. The next number featured four dancers dancing to “Black and Gold” by Sam Sparro. This number incorporated gymnastics, difficult pirouettes, and other repertoire. One stunt was the lifts in “Break the Silence.” There were also tap numbers to songs like “Piano Man” by Billy Joel and “Love Me Like You” by Lil Mix.

The dance team even made a cameo appearance as they brought out the splits, stunts, and pom-poms. The Dance Club officers had their own dance set to “Temperature” by Sean Paul. Even many choreographers had their own dance. Many of the choreographers were wearing maroon and dancing to “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis. There were also Fifth Harmony, Burlesque, and Beyoncé medleys.

The genres ranged from jazz to hip-hop. Freshman Laura Kennedy, who was in the “Bring ‘Em Out” by Jay-Z hip-hop number, said that this is her favorite type of dance. Then, there was “Reborn” which was interspersed with jazz and hip-hop. It served as part protest, part affirmation. 

“It’s all about how to accept your body and how girls are forced to be into these stereotypes and structures that people want us to be and that’s not who we are and we need to learn how to accept who were are,” said freshman Natalie Wright. “It’s my favorite because I can connect to it because I think every single girl has some sort of issue or problem that she would want to fix about herself, and I think that’s so wrong because you should love your body.”

The show ended with a comical second-to-last ending called the “Granny Gals,” with the dancers sporting fake wrinkles and granny gowns. The finale featured a group dance with all members of the Dance Club.