April 27, 2012
Dance Corps ends year with annual showcase
SUDC is a student run organization that host classes teaching an assortment of dance styles, including ballet, tap, lyrical, and jazz. Classes are available five nights a week and are free of charge for all students. As stated in their program, SUDC also plays host to the Dance Team that performs at home basketball games.
The showcase featured performances choreographed by SUDC members themselves; such as the Jazz number choreographed by sophomore creative writing and religion double major, Katie Taylor, to the late Amy Winehouse's 2006 hit "Rehab". Members also had the opportunity to perform a solo number, which several dancers took advantage of.
Both sophomore communications major Erin Leonard and Amanda Keister, senior elementary and early child education major, performed lyrical pieces to Gavin Degraw's 2004 hit "Belief" and Imogen Heap's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", respectively. Some dancers partnered up with one another to perform duets. Freshmen Jessica Elston, and Samantha Schaufler, studying early child education and graphic design respectively, performed a lyrical and modern piece to "In for the Kill" by artist La Roux.
Earth and environmental sciences major Stephanie Moore and journalism major Allison Conway, both in their junior year, performed a jazz piece to Joe Cocker's cover of the Beatles' "Come Together".
Junior music performance, vocal emphasis, Jake Stamatis and Keister performed a lyrical routine to Regina Spektor's "Samson" that was met with great applause. The dancers also performed to famous songs from musicals including group acts to "Popular" from the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Wicked and "Show Me How You Burlesque" from the 2010 musical film Burlesque starring Cher, Stanley Tucci, and Christina Aguilera.
This year's showcase was the last for 6 senior members of SUDC; Amanda Keister, creative writing major Margery Bayne, elementary education majors Coutney Boedker and Lindsay Kaye, graphic design and political science double major Monique Grimord, and public relations major Erika Lutz.
SUDC dedicated a section in the back of their program to the seniors, thanking them for their "important contributions to SUDC during your time dancing with us" and wishing them the best of lucking, hoping "dance will continue to play a role" in their lives. Seniors were also gifted with flowers given to them by their fellow dancers after perfomaning a dance number choreographed by Courtney Boedker.
Political science and economics double major, Melissa Hughes, who is president of SUDC wrote a note that featured in the beginning of the evening's program, thanking those who attended. She described the hard work a dancer achieves, saying, "As you are watching tonight, take a moment to appreciate the amount of time, energy, and passion that is being reflected on the stage...Without the support of our family and friends, SUDC, and the dancers that comprise, it would not be where it is today."
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