We never pass up the opportunity to talk about dance organizations on Oxy’s campus, especially Dance Production.
Dance Pro is a student-led, student-choreographed, and student-danced club of over 200 dancers. For over 70 years, Dance Pro has presented an array of styles in one show, from Afro beat to Contemporary Chinese, to Hip Hop to Broadway. This is what we think is truly unique about Dance Pro: how each individual’s varying experiences are shared with each other through dance.
Our dancers come from diverse backgrounds, each bringing varying levels of experience. Yet, what makes Dance Pro so successful is the fact that everyone dedicates time to rehearsals every weekend. This passion for improvement, paired with an encouraging environment, allows for dancers to thrive. We are truly lucky to have such an inclusive and safe space to dance with our friends.
The build up throughout the year of seeing all the pieces come to life is so exciting to witness. The progress developed from our first and second showing, to Tech Week and dress rehearsal, all the way to the shows is incredible and rewarding. You can see how much more confident the dancers are in their abilities, especially compared to the beginning of the year when everyone was just testing out the waters. Not only are the annual shows performed for the audience, but they also serve as a presentation of all the ways our dancers have grown throughout the year.
Dance Production 2019 performances are Friday, March 22 from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 23 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. We are so excited for everyone to see all the hard work our dancers, choreographers, and fellow Executive Board members have put in!