Dancing in a winter wonderland


According to this week’s Bengal Message, the dance department is presenting its Winter Dance Concert on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door for everyone ages five and up and WCPSS staff get in for free. This is similar to the prices that the theater department has for their plays. 

“Anyone can dance at any time, but it is meant to be shared with others,” said Deborah Gray, FVHS dance teacher. This is important because even though Gray also comments that “none of the pieces are Christmas themed. The holiday season is about being with loved ones and sharing and giving love to one another.

Caroline Duncan, a senior performer and president of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, expresses her love and passion for her art form, “I love to dance because it allows me to freely express myself and provides an amazing stress relief from everything going on around me.” As a part of this Winter Showcase, Duncan says she is able to “showcase her talents” and have her “own way of telling a story through choreographed movements.”

Dance has been a part of Duncan’s life for as long as she can remember, and she doesn’t have plans to stop any time soon.

“I do plan to be a part of dance in some way during college. It won’t be my main focus since I want to study health science, but it [dance] has been a part of me my whole life, I love it too much to throw it away after 15 years,” said Duncan. 

“Advice I would give to a potential or current dancer is to not be afraid to take risks. There is no right or wrong in dance. It’s all about how you tell your story with the music and choreography given, making it up to you to put it out there in your own way,” said Duncan. This is great for anyone, even if you are not a dancer.