Salt Lake Community College Dance Company will perform live on the Grand Theatre stage April 19 and 20 at South City Campus.
Erica Womack, co-director of SLCC Dance Company, says the upcoming concert will feature student choreography in many styles, including contemporary, hip hop, modern, and even a hoop aerial piece. There are a variety of dance styles that members were previously familiar with at the beginning of the semester, but the entire company had to learn new styles throughout the year.
“I’m looking forward to showing this performance and just how diverse we are as a group,” says SLCC Dance Company president Lauren Reynolds. “We have such a broad range of dancers that have worked so hard to learn styles that they aren’t as familiar with. We’ve worked so hard, and we are excited to show you how much we’ve grown as dancers!”
Dancing is something that often brings people together, and allows those people a way to express themselves through movement rather than words. The members of SLCC Dance Company feel that not only did their choreography and grace improve over the semester, but the bonds between each other are the best moves they learned.
“My favorite thing about company is the family that has grown,” says SLCC Dance Company vice president Amber Faber. “The team is so close and they are all family to me. I have a few really close friends that I made this year because of company and those are memories I will never forget. The bond and the memories are things that I will take with me forever. This is going to be my last dance concert so the memories and experience from it mean so much to me.”
The performances begin each night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the concert are free for students with an ID and two cans of food for donation, $5 for the public with two cans of food, or $10 for general admission.
SLCC Dance Company adds new members every semester, but prospective members are required to have previous dance experience. Womack explains that members of the company are all trained in various forms of dance such as ballet, hip hop, or modern dance, but the skill level is different for every member.
Womack, along with co-director Whitney Harris, will host an audition for SLCC Dance Company on Friday, April 27, from noon to 4 p.m. in South City Campus room 2-134.
Photos by Annie Vreeke