Students show talents at Fall Dance Concert Auditions

Dance major student, Anisa Diaz showing off her moves to faculty members in front of other auditioning students. Photo credit: Jennifer Medina

Dance major student, Anisa Diaz showing off her moves to faculty members in front of other auditioning students. Photo credit: Jennifer Medina

“Every single one of the staff has been getting ready for the auditions. The choreographers and faculty members are participating to bring their own style of dance as choreographies for all of the returning and new students auditioning, ” said Janet Sanderson, the chair of dance department.

On Saturday, Aug. 23 the Fall 2014 Dance Concert auditions took place in the morning, with more than 80 new and returning students showed up to make the best out of every move.

The atmosphere was like no other, every one of the students auditioning was thrilled to go on the dance floor to show off their natural-born dance skills.

Anisa Diaz, a dance major and returning student who has auditioned for four semesters, describes what dance means to her with such a passion.

“Dance, for me, is more than just a word. To me, dancing is an outlet of freedom. It is where I can express everything I have and everything I want to be,” she said.

She added, “It is where I can let my most hidden feelings flow free while performing. I have been dancing for 15 years now and I don’t recall not getting excited when I do it.”

Although most of the students felt extremely secure and confident at the beginning of the auditions, by the end, some students weren’t fully content with their performance.

Jeyo Ramos, a dance major student, feels as if he could have done better.

“I’ve auditioned three times already and it is extremely fun, but overall, I feel like if my performance could’ve been way better this time,” he said.

The Chair of Dance Department, Janet Sanderson, and every one of the dance judges ranked each participant like in any other regular dance audition – based on basic skills, performance ability and technique level.

The final results of the auditions was posted up in the dance studio FA-55, around 9 a.m. last Tuesday.

The results will remain there for the rest of the week.

The students that make it will be able to be seen performing in the Dance Concert on Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m.