As the Dancerettes came to a close on their piece, “The Black Rose,” cheers and claps ensued. On Feb. 17, the Dancerettes performed a variety of pieces incorporating different styles of dance at their annual showcase. Friends and family came out to support the dancers as they demonstrated their talents.
The girls said that they put a great amount of time and effort into perfecting their dances. “We have been working on these pieces for a very long time, so it’s easy to get into them,” said freshman Isabella Martinez.
“It was a lot different than competition, and I was less nervous because I was in front of my family and friends,” sophomore Khloe Dang said. “I think I did my best today.”
Coach Linda Wilson wanted this showcase to be an experience that the dancers can learn from, so they can do their best at competitions. “Students were taking videos, so the girls can watch them and see exactly where they messed up,” Wilson said. “I think that they did a good job and will be even better when they get to the competition.”
Senior Zachary Carter emceed the evening, announcing each solo and group dance. While the showcase was primarily for the Dancerettes, it did feature other acts. Singers, dramatic interpreters from Speech and Debate, poets, and the drum line graced the floor to provide entertainment. Senior performer Francesca Giorgianni did not even know what she would sing until half an hour before her performance. “You just have fun being spontaneous and singing what comes to mind,” she said.