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5-6-7-8 Brings Fame to Dodds Auditorium

Erin Ennis

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On Sunday, Apr. 25, the 5-6-7-8 Dance Team displayed their Spring Showcase, “Fame”, to a large gathering of friends, family members, and students. The dance show, which included 16 pieces and two guest performances, was the final piece in a long year of work and practice for the girls of the dance team.

On Sunday, Apr. 25, the 5-6-7-8 Dance Team displayed their Spring Showcase, “Fame”, to a large gathering of friends, family members, and students.

The 5-6-7-8 Dance Team is comprised of 21 dedicated UNH dancers. All of the routines were choreographed by girls on the team, and ranged from lyrical to contemporary and from jazz to hip hop. Guests Emanon and the Elite Step Team performed pieces in each act of the show. Audience members clapped and cheered along with the show and the large crowd seemed excited to see the hard work of the 5-6-7-8 Dance Team come to fruition.

Pieces in the show were incredibly wide ranged. “Boston”, an uplifting piece with two solo performances, showcased the contemporary and lyrical styles of the team. “Feeling Good”, a piece choreographed by sophomore Krystal Pelaez, was a fast paced intricate piece that showcased the “puppeteers” of the dance team while performing on chairs. “Music in Me” showcased more “pop” tap steps while “Why” stuck with traditional ballet styles.

The spring showcase also had two team member solos, performed by freshmen Marianne Boyd and Lindsay Bugryn. The 5-6-7-8 Dance Team also performed their award winning competition piece “This is How a Heart Breaks” and their title piece “Fame.”

During the show, President Kristin McElheny and Vice President Marissa Gori stepped on stage to thank those who had helped make the dance show possible. A senior presentation, which included seniors Kristen Saunders and Erin Ennis, was dedicated to those who would not be returning the following year. At the end of the show, the 5-6-7-8 Dance Team bowed and said goodbye to the audience, but not before thanking those leaders who had made their team successful throughout the 2009 and 2010 school year.

Overall, the 5-6-7-8 Dance Team Spring Showcase “Fame” was a wonderful combination of dance talent and entertainment. If you missed it, check out the 5-6-7-8 Dance Team at the Emanon Showcase on Wednesday, Apr. 28 or look out for their show next year!

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