DTFs applaud ESU Dance Team

The Dance performed its 2014 showcase last Saturday in the Abeloff Center. Photo Credit / Jamie Reese
The Dance performed its 2014 showcase last Saturday in the Abeloff Center. Photo Credit / Jamie Reese

The Dance performed its 2014 showcase last Saturday in the Abeloff Center.
Photo Credit / Jamie Reese

By Jessica Willner

SC Staff Writer

Are you DTF? A Dance Team Fan, that is.

ESU’s dance team held its 2014 showcase on Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13 in the Abeloff Center.

With 17 performances, the shows were choreographed by ESU dance team members and they showcased a variety of dance styles, including jazz, modern, lyrical, and breakdancing.

The first dance, called “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody,” featured the entire dance team in flapper-style outfits. The lively, jazzy movements got the audience excited.

In between several dances by ESU’s dance team, Morton’s Dance Center performed modern dances that included breakdancing.

“Our generation watched too much MTV,” said Ellen Trent on the somewhat scandalous movements involved in some of the performances.

The program continued with a lyrical dance called “Hometown Glory,” which featured impressive turns and conveyed powerful emotions.

A high-energy tap dance with umbrella props called “Singing in the Rain” followed.

After a brief intermission, eight performances, including a special vocal performance by Victoria Gillow, remained.

The remaining performances featured popular radio hits and incorporated jazz-style movements.

The wide variety of dance styles kept the audience alert.

The tap dance to moves looked like they came straight from a Beyoncé music video, and the dance team was highly synchronized and showcased their hard work and talent.

The closing performance, “Circus,” included the entire dance team.

The dancers wore glamorous and flashy outfits reminiscent of circus performers.

Each dancer used her own special talent, such as flips and other tricks, to stand out and make the finale memorable.

Applause rang through the audience from the supportive university community and dancers’ families. Special thanks were given to the dance team officers, Amy Gust, Danielle France, and Emily Tankel, as well as to their advisor, Suzanne Prestoy.

Email Jessica at:

jlw5323@live.esu.edu

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