Advanced Dance II performs movie-themed show

By Lara Sokoloff

The Advanced Dance II yearly showcase took place in Rugby Auditorium March 4, 5, and 6. This year’s show was movie-themed. Director Cynthia Winter suggested the theme to the dancers in the beginning of the year. The show was primarily choreographed by the Advanced Dance II students, Hallie Brookman ’12 said.

The showcase entailed 96 numbers, varying from group dances, to duets, to comedy scenes featuring Scene Monkeys. Each number was inspired by a different movie, varying from classics like “Casablanca” and “Snow White” to modern features including “Black Swan” and “The King’s Speech.”

Multiple guests participated in the show in addition to the members of the Advanced Dance II class. The guests included members of the Scene Monkeys, Advanced Dance I dancers, and members of the faculty. 

The dancers have been preparing on weekends and after school for the show since they returned from winter break, Brookman said.

“The show was an unforgettable experience,  and we really saw that the work and time we put into the show really paid off,” she said. “I’m so lucky and glad to have been a part of it.”