Dancers from several genres took the stage June 29, at the Battle of the Dance show in the Kirkham.
The manager of the nine-act show, Alexis Lyon, a junior studying business management, said she was focused on creating variety.
The show featured dance styles such as hip-hop, Indian, ballroom, dub step and cha-cha.
“It’s not a hip-hop show. We want to get a good variety,” said Lyon.
Nikita Wright, a senior studying biology education, said she appreciated how much effort the performers put into the production.
“It was nice to have it not all the same,” said Wright. “There was a lot of hip-hop. Two guys were more of a robot style. When they are too much the same it gets old. I like having variety.”
Wright said she could tell the performers had really practiced.
Auditions for the show were held June 19. This semester, 10 gros auditioned.
Lyon said when it comes to auditions, the judges look for a few specific things.
She said judges for Battle of the Dance were looking for those auditioning to be prepared and be appropriate.
“Everyone here is really good about following the honor code when they audition.”
The judge’s decison on who performed in the show was influenced by the number of acts that auditioned.
Lyon said she felt the night was a huge success.
“We had an amazing stage manager who is responsible for making sure everything during the show runs smoothly,” Lyon said. “The lighting and sound crews were really good to work with too.”
Camille Evans, a senior studying biology, went with some of her friends to the show.
“I thought it was enjoyable,” Evans said. “I don’t know a lot about dance, but it was enjoyable.”
Her favorite dances consisted of the two guys who danced in a robotic way.
Lyon said the show was in line with Talent Activities’ purpose.
“Talent activities, in general, has one general purpose,” Lyon said. “It is to allow people the opportunity to share, practice and develop their talents.”
Winners of Battle of the Dance are invited to participate in the Best of Show July 6.
Next semester’s auditions are Oct. 25. The location of those auditions is still being determined.
Lyon said those wishing to audition may sign for a time on the Talent Activities Facebook page.