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VIDEO: Dance Haven showcases creativity, collaboration, and calamity

Student performances were simultaneously dynamic, hilarious, and poignant. 

Dance Haven members lit up the stage at the Dec. 16 performance. 

With dances ranging in style from Irish to ballet, it was an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and try new things.

For senior Mia Tran, it was both her first time dancing with Dance Haven and performing hip hop on stage. 

“It was my first time performing hip hop on stage and not ballet so it was so cool to get outside of my comfort zone,” Tran said. 

Tran didn’t choreograph this time, but she is excited to get more involved for the spring show.

“I didn’t choreograph because I wasn’t sure what it would be like,” she said. “I’m hoping to be in as many dances as possible and choreograph.” 

Junior Sasha Binder choreographed for the showcase. 

“It was super fun, definitely stressful and time-consuming, but I love choreographing,” Binder said.

This showcase, hosted by seniors Jessica Farhat and Colin McLaughlin, featured 16 dances and moments of audience participation. 

The hosts also included fun between dances with a Phineas and Ferb dance-themed skit. 

Dance Haven is a fully student-led performance that takes place twice each year. The show is free and open to the public.

The next Dance Haven performance will be in the spring of 2023.

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Julia Gray is a senior and the Editor-in-Chief of the Panther Press. When she is not working on the newspaper, she likes to dance, read, and play with her three dogs.
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