Successful Winter Dance Show


Miranda Irwin

Dancers sit and listen to instructions from their teacher as they prepare for their performance.

Miranda Irwin, Staff Writer

Carlmont’s dance program put on its annual Winter Dance Show with this year’s theme being, “Merry Christmas, Baby!” Both the intermediate and advanced dance classes had been working for weeks to prepare their dances, all of which were choreographed by the dancers to different winter love songs.

“I really enjoy doing the Winter Show. It’s a nice way to get in to the holiday spirit at the beginning of the season, especially with all the fun decorations and lights that we put up in the dance studio,” said senior Mariya Chichmarenko.

Each dancer performed in a group piece and in the dance that closed the show. All together the show was about an hour long, and people of all ages attended.

“Usually my parents and the same few friends come every year to watch me in the winter show. It is a really laid-back event, which makes it fun for the audience,” said senior Monica Bayasgalan.

The Winter Dance Show is often more of a family-oriented event, so most of the audience members are parents or siblings of the dancers.

Something special that the dancers added to their show this year was a toy drive. The dancers collected a good amount of toys that will be donated to the Hope House in Redwood City.

The Hope House treats women with substance abuse problems or addictions. The gifts donated will go to the children of these women during the holidays since they do not all have the opportunity to provide presents for their kids.

“I think it was really cool that we decided to do a toy drive this year. It was pretty successful and it feels good to know that we planned this on our own and are able to help out during this hectic season,” said junior Emily Sevillia.

The 2014 Winter Dance Show dancers were successful with their toy drive and in their performance as dancers. The audience was continuously interested in the dances being performed and was enthusiastic about what they would see next.

The dancers worked hard for weeks in order to put on this show for their family and friends, and in the end their diligence payed off.