By Estelle Hemmann and Victor Yin. Photos by Victor Yin.
What better way to spend a Tuesday night then by watching a horror movie in the dark with all of your friends? And that’s exactly what happened on October 25th, less than a week away from Halloween. The Dance Team, with the help of Ms. Stewart and volunteers, put on Dance of the Dead, which comprised of a dance performance followed up with “Lights Out,” a thriller film. The concession stand, manned by a team of volunteers, offered a selection of popcorn, hot chocolate, candy, as well as instant noodles to hungry students, parents, and faculty.
Wesley Carbonel, a Grade 12 student on the Dance Team, had a few things to say. “We’ve been working on this dance… maybe for about a month, and it was quite difficult,” Carbonel said before the show. “It’s an old dance so we’re recycling old choreography, and we had to learn it through like a video, and it was the hardest thing ever just to teach it and learn it yourself.” Although, in the end, it seems like their hard work paid off, as their dance routine was impressive!
The dances themselves were executed with passion and hard work—Claire Chateauneuf, a senior Dance Team member performed a fun tap solo, which the audience thoroughly enjoyed. The Dance Team had two routines, both of them appropriate for the Halloween season- hey, it’s not called Dance of the Dead for no reason. They wore outfits of all black donned with red ribbons and masks to add an extra creepiness factor. Throw in a couple of dimmed lights and unsettling music, and the audience had mixed shivers of both fear and delight watching the team dance the night away. At the end, there was even a jumpscare! Needless to say, a lot of screaming was involved. Later, all was cured with a couple of mats on the floor and a movie playing overhead.