Evening of Dance 2019
On Feb. 21 and 22, 2019, members of the Performing Arts Department's Dance Troupe impressed audiences with their poise, teamwork, and talent. Twenty high school students performed an ambitious selection of performances, from large group numbers to solos, in genres spanning hip-hop to modern jazz to lyrical.
Kelli-Ann Camacho, head of the Dance Department, choreographed most of the dances, and Paige O'Connor, the after-school dance instructor at the High School, choreographed a selection of the solos and duets. Piper Nichols '19 and Nellie Maxwell '19 self-choreographed their solos. Nellie incorporated sign language into her performance. An Evening of Dance, an annual two-night celebration of dance, gives students the opportunity to showcase their dedication to their art.
"Each dance had different themes or stories ranging from hope, struggle, bullying, ghosts, and love. I have been doing this show for 10 years now and every year it continues to get bigger and better," said Ms. Camacho. "I’m very lucky that I get the opportunity to watch the students evolve as dancers and performers. I get to see their confidence grow. It’s the best feeling seeing them come off stage with the biggest smile on their faces because they have a huge sense of accomplishment. I am beyond proud of my students. "