The source file is in the Intranet. Any change made to this page will be overwritten by the update from Intranet.
As we all first walked through the doors of the gym to start our
very first dance class of the year many thoughts went through our heads. We didn't know what to expect for our
upcoming dance classes, but seeing many familiar faces helped. Sure we were all
nervous but we were more excited to get started! As time progressed and dance
classes went by we all began to get over the awkwardness and we became more
comfortable around each other.
Early on in the
year we were introduced to Sabrina Di Marco who is a dance
teacher/choreographer at Studio 1. Alongside
Ms. Zaurrini, she taught us a variety of Street Jazz dance steps, which were
incorporated into our routine performed at the winter concert. Aside from our
regular dance classes, we also had the opportunity to experience different
styles of dance. On November 12, 2013 we were given the chance to go to
Sinclair Community Centre to learn ballroom dancing from a professional dancer,
Frank Ferlaino. He taught us two simple Latin steps: Salsa and the Cha-Cha. The
combination in which Frank taught us was also showcased at our winter concert.
As dance was
coming to an end, one of the many experiences we had was learning a tap dance
combination using a few simple steps. Even though we had to endure the pain of
getting up on cold early mornings and having to arrive at school at the break
of dawn, it was all worth it in the end! All of the memories made, the hard
work and effort, along with the pre-performance jitters all paid off! Thank you
to our fellow dancers for making this experience worthwhile; as well as to Ms.
Zaurrini, Sabrina Di Marco and Frank Ferlaino for giving us this opportunity to
experience the world of dance. They have given us the chance to achieve our
goals over the past several months and have inspired us to be more confident in
ourselves as performers.
Something to look forward
There will be two events that dancers will be taking part in over
the next few months. One of them will take place on February 26, 2013, in which
all dance students will get the opportunity to see a performance by
contemporary dancers. The second event will take place on March 10, 2013.
Dancers will be attending the STEPZ dance workshop, which is a Winnipeg School
Division initiative. We are all very excited and are counting down the days to
these upcoming events!
Anne O, Kaicy G, Cassidy S