The Springfield College Dancers will take center stage at the Fuller Arts Center Friday and Sunday with the showing of their Spring Dance Concert.
The club has been working since the start of the semester, and has narrowed its show down to seven student choreographed dances with the help of a faculty adviser, Sarah Gregory, and a graduate student, who is an alum of the college. The president of the SC Dancers is senior Mikaela Bradley, who has been part of the club since her freshman year.
The dancers will showcase their talents for the first time this semester. Their other performances this year took place at the Home Show Exhibition during Homecoming Weekend in the fall, as well as at the William Simpson Fine Arts Series.
“I feel like it won’t hit me until Sunday,” said Bradley about her last show. “I remember being a freshman and I looked up to all the seniors.”
Junior Courtney Cushion has taken on the role of the SC Dancers’ vice president, and helps Bradley with a lot of the responsibilities for the club. Including both Bradley and Cushion, there will be around 23 dancers in the show.
The dynamic duo puts together practices, as well as coordinating ticket sales and making sure everything runs smoothly the night of the show.
“We worked together with the balance of what we do,” said Cushion.
SC Dancers are not chosen by an audition, like many other groups on campus; instead, members are chosen after attending an open master class for anyone on campus.
The club is very open, and it is really based on who wants to be dancing. It is a chance to show the hard work of all participants.
“It is always fun to show new work, especially work you have done yourself,” said Cushion.
Although there is no theme for the show, every dance piece is student-choreographed, so it displays the hard work of all of the dancers of the spring semester.
“It is funny seeing how it changes every year,” said Bradley. “You get new members that come and new talent….and what new people will bring to the table.”
The Dance Concert will be showing in Fuller Arts, Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be a $3 admission fee for students.