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Parkland dancers show their stuff

Parkland secondary school students performed their dance showcase at the school in June. - submitted photo
Parkland secondary school students performed their dance showcase at the school in June.
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More than 50 dancers performed in 26 choreographed routines in the year end Parkland dance showcase. The capacity crowd was thoroughly entertained with an array of dances featuring a variety of genres including hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, interpretive, belly dance and even Bollywood. Parkland dance instructor Joanna Linger was very pleased with the evening.

As well as the large class numbers choreographed by Linger, Tess Poirier, a former Parkland grad and hip-hop specialist, choreographed three hip-hop routines. Many of the dances were choreographed by students.

The audience was treated to a variety of performances ranging from large entertaining numbers such as “The Way You Make Me Feel” performed by the block D dance class; a great hip-hop number called “Slow it Down”; “Arms of the Ocean,” a solo performed by Jade Chapeskie; “Wicked Game” a choreographed number by Michelle Bogaert and Melissa Jost with special live music performed by singer Kaitlin Greaves; “Bollywood” which gave us a taste of the far East; “Born this Way” performed by semester 1 dance club; and the dynamic closing performance of “Disturbia” from the block A class.

This showcase is the major fundraiser for the Parkland dance program and it was a tremendous success.

 

 

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