An Inside Look At Dance Motion

An Inside Look At Dance Motion

Upper and Middle School Dance Motion participants united to put on a spellbinding, sold-out show. Taking the audience back through the ‘eras,’ the sensational performance, based on Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, featured iconic music and dance moves from the past and present. Although the dancers on stage seemed to spin and move effortlessly with effervescent smiles, the successful performance was a result of months of hard work and cooperation. Through the efforts of their dance instructor Mallory Rieger and student choreographers Orchie Hasan, Samantha Pierce, Maddie Jones-Blisard, and Liana Krontiris, songs we already knew and loved were brought to life on stage. From fast-paced numbers like “River Deep Mountain High” to fan-favorites like “Motivation” and “Eleanor Rigby,” each dance represented countless hours of unseen practice, during lunch or after school. It was clear that the dancers put their whole heart into their performance. 

Not only was Dance Motion an amazing experience for the audience, but it created valued memories for the dancers too. Connecting students in various grades, Dance Motion allowed dancers to foster deep relationships and make new friends. From trading “Galentines” to taking selfies in the Black Box, the friendships made during Dance Motion will last long after the end of the season. 

When it was time to bid farewell to Orchie and Cecilia, our beloved Seniors, emotions ran high. Orchie’s and Cecilia’s solo performances: “Black Cat” and “You’re On Your Own, Kid,” were simply stunning. While their distinctive styles, Orchie and Cecilia have both inspired the Dance Motion underclassmen. 

Of course, Dance Motion would not have been as successful without Mr. Solderitsch, Ms. DeNight, Ms. Rieger, and countless others. Dance Motion was tremendously fun and an exciting experience for everyone involved; if you are at all contemplating doing Dance Motion next year, do it! Although it is hard work, there is nothing quite like mastering a difficult move or hearing the roar of the audience’s applause during the final bow.

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