By Kyra Smith Cullen
April 18, 2013
Students will get the chance to watch their peers perform group dances in an event hosted by the LHU Hip Hop Club in Price Auditorium on April 19 at 7 p.m.
The dancers will consist of members of the club, as well as a few outside dancers who were asked to help out with certain dances. All routines will be set to songs done by famous musicians, including a few mashups. The groups dancing will range in size, but will not feature any solo performances by the members.
“It’s not that we avoided solos – everyone in the club has equal opportunities to be independent and become choreographers if they please,” said Treasurer Kelsey Knowles, a sophomore majoring in business administration. “The choreography that was done this year was based on who wanted to put together a routine and no one decided themselves that they wanted a solo performance.”
All the performers have been practicing the routines since September and have choreographed dances and attended rehearsals usually four times a week for around an hour.
“It is difficult to be able to manage and run the club and performances ourselves. With all of our busy schedules and other commitments, it is a struggle to practice at 10 o’clock p.m. to get dances down,” said Alyssa Cadman, a sophomore social work major, dancer, and a public relations specialist for the club. “All of us dancers have gotten closer from this experience.”
One reason the club has been practicing so hard for this show is because they have tried to hold similar shows each spring for a few years, but this will be the second one to be performed.
“Pretty much every other year, they [the LHU Hip Hop Club] had to cancel,” explained Tarynn Hockenberry, who is a sophomore majoring in accounting and also the president of the club.
Audiences will be able to enter Price Auditorium at 6:30 and there is no admission for the event. As a bonus, the club will be offering door prizes to the attendees.
“This year we’ve been able to be more prepared than in the previous years and we’re really excited to perform,” said Cadman.