Dance Showcase and Farewell

At the beginning of March, the DMHS Dance Department held a Dance Showcase on March 2, 2022, and again on March 3, 2022. Dance teacher Taylor Carey wanted students to demonstrate what they had learned during the year and provide them with the opportunity to perform in front of an audience of peers.

What started out as a small class activity and lunch period performance for a few to see, turned into an exciting display of varied solo and group performances in the King Hall auditorium on two days with many attendees. Teachers attended the Showcase with their classes, and many individual students attended during their lunch. 

 “Ms. Carey blossomed my love for dancing, but she also humbled me and made me a better dancer which is why I love her so much,” sophomore Echo Dong said.

Ms. Carey blossomed my love for dancing, but she also humbled me and made me a better dancer.

— Sophomore Emily Dong

 The preparation for this show lasted over a month, allowing students to practice during class time and after school. Two group dances were displayed in the show using the songs “Stations” by Låpsley and “Lovely” by Billie Eilish and Khalid. All of Ms. Carey’s students were given the option to perform depending on whether or not they felt comfortable doing so.

 “I wanted my students to feel good about being in the Showcase, so I set up the performances to be informal presentations of group and solo choreography that students had been working on in class already,” Ms. Carey explained

Because Ms. Carey was leaving the school, she felt that her students deserved to perform and show off all of the new skills and moves they learned. In the show, many different dance styles were displayed. Some students did group dances displaying ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, and more.

 Others performed their own solos.

 Ms. Carey’s Showcase demonstrated how much DMHS students have a love for dance.