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The dance department puts on a show you don’t want to miss.

[media-credit id=1 align=”alignnone” width=”4608″]DSC_0741[/media-credit]By Oponna O’Hara

Times Staff


The faculty and student spring concert this semester will have its spectators dancing in their seats.

The concert is titled, “Moving Through Dance,” and will exhibit many different styles of dance from ballroom to hip hop, all choreographed by the SJCC dance instructors. There will be nine dances, with each running about three to six minutes. The concert boasts thirty-two student performers whom have worked hard to create this event. “The students and faculty have been working all semester on them,” said instructor Carol Abohatab, who teaches Jazz and Modern dance and added, “Sometimes 2 to 3 times a week.” Abohatab also teased about the Jazz section doing a piece a to popular Bruno Mars song that should be fun. “Moving Through Dance,” will run May 6 to May 8 (Friday till Sunday), starting at 8 p.m. The dance recital will be located in the theater on campus. The dance course now offers an Associates of Arts degree in dance. “Attending this concert is the perfect way to learn about the dance department here at SJCC,” said instructor Abohatab. If you would like to know about the program, listen to what other students have to say about it. Student Walter Estrada, who is also dancing in the program, says his favorite part of class is letting himself go and just enjoying the music. Pablo Baltazar, a veteran in the performance classes assured that even if you can’t dance, you’ll find something enjoyable, even if it’s just fellowship among peers. Come check “Moving Through Dance”out and you might just leave with happy feet.