Inertia

Dance students gave it their all in this year’s winter dance concert, “Inertia,” on Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 in the auditorium. Before this year’s concert, dancers spent hours after school practicing and improving their moves in order to deliver the best performance possible.

“When it comes to the quality of the dances, the more time the dancers spend rehearsing, the better they will look,” Ms. Pavkov said. “Once the dancers have learned their dances, they will go through each dance, move by move and count by count to make sure they are all perfectly in sync. This is the most time consuming part of concert preparation.”

An extraordinary amount of time and energy was put into each student-choreographed dance. Dance students constantly refined their dances to provide a unique and outstanding experience for the audience.

“When we choreograph a dance, we have to have a concept and a motivation,” sophomore Isabella O’Connell said. “There is a lot of work that goes into the process, and we always have to be open to new ideas.”

This year’s theme was a blending of dance, science and math. Students that attended the teaser caught a glimpse of some of the performances that were in the concert.

“The dancers take so much pride in their work and the teaser gives them an opportunity to show their peers what they have been training so hard for,” Dance Teacher Ms. Pavkov said. “We hope the teaser is a way for the audience to become interested in what we do.”

For more information about dance, visit Ms. Pavkov in the dance room or contact her at ejpavkov@mpsaz.org.