Dance Department holds Fall Dance Concert

Fall Dance concert

Dafne Bravo and Rosaura Montes

The Dance Department and Student Activities Program and the Associated Students of Cerritos College presented the Fall Dance Concert at Cerritos College taking place in the Burnight Center Theatre on Thursday, Friday and two different performances on Saturday afternoon and night.

Faculty and students danced together in performances along with guests such as Ken Dance Company and the Cerritos College Repertory Dance Ensemble.

Ken Dance Company is no stranger to the dance concert, it has been a consecutive guest each semester.

Returning dance student Juanita Reyes, child development major did three and a half pieces.

She excitedly commented, “I felt different this year, I had a lot of confidence and I wanted to prove to myself and choreographers that I am focused enough to work hard.”

Directed by Dance Department Chairperson Janet Sanderson, and other faculty, ballet, modern, commercial and world fusion were some of the pieces that were performed at each dance concert.

Dance and sign language major Areal Hughes explained how the new choreography went for her when she participated in the dance concert and what she gained more from it.

She performed in modern dance, ballet, African and hip-hop pieces for the concert.

“The funnest part and most exciting part is learning the choreography, especially if it’s new to you and you don’t get it.

Of course it’s a learning process and that’s something I enjoy doing,” Hughes said.

Full-time dance faculty Rebekah Davidson said that this dance concert had brand new choreography that was premiered for the first time.

“It (the concert) was a very cohesive with a lot if diversity. It ran very quickly and each piece brought different enegery, a different flavor and different style.

“There was something for everyone,” Davidson said.

Dance major, Michael Mendoza commented about the concert, “I wouldn’t change the show this semester, it was a well thought show and everyone did an amazing job.”

Mendoza added, “I personally love modern pieces just because they can be so intense and have me on the edge of my seat.