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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CLARENCE - The North Cedar Dance Team recently ended its 2016-2017 season with a showcase to show off their talent to family, friends and community.
The showcase included a dance clinic, which included elementary school students. Team members wanted to get the word out about what the dance team is really about. Having the high school dancers helping with the clinic really meant a lot to the younger students. It makes them want to go out for dance.
The showcase featured 12 dances. The dance team took all the dances they have learned this season and presented them to the audience. It was a time to show off their skills to people who might not have been able to make it to one of their performances.
The team worked on this since last June of last year.
New to this showcase were two solos performed by sophomore Rachel Hart and junior Mikayla Burcum. Hart performed to 'Rise Up” by Andra Day and Burcum performed to 'DNA” by Lia Marie Johnson. Burcum and Hart got together for a duet to 'Halo” by Beyonce.
Hart and Burcum dance for other teams outside of school dance. Hart is a part of a dance studio in Tipton and enjoys dancing with girls from all over.
Also new to the show this year was the dances the high school students taught the young children at the dance clinic. The high school dancers split the kids into different grades at the beginning of the clinic and taught them the dance separately, then at the end of the clinic all the grades got together and practiced the dance as one big group.
Preschool through first grade was taught by junior Chelsea Lovell and Burcum. Second through fourth grade was taught by sophomores Kayla Sander and Rachel Hart. The fifth and sixth-graders were taught by freshmen Alyssa Higbee and Haven Brown.