Volume 31



Contemporary Dance Workshops learn salsa

Haley Ryan

“Dance is an outward expression of culture. Dance is community. It’s how we build community,” dance teacher Joe Schenck said. “It’s not just a thing that you get up on stage and do for an audience. It reflects people’s lifestyles.”

During late October, HW students in Contemporary Dance Workshops 1 and 2 engaged in a salsa dance master class series. Neisha Folkes, Harvard-Westlake choreographer, musical theater professor, and former Broadway performer and dancer, led the classes. The series comprised five classes with each day dedicated to mastering a new section of intricate choreography. At the end of the series, the dancers seamlessly compiled a polished piece to perform and film professionally.

“I was able to learn and explore a new style of dance that I otherwise would not have been able to,” Suzy Schwartz ’27 said. “I learned how to move my body in new ways and experiment with things I already knew. I was also able to practice how to quickly learn choreography and create a beautiful combination out of that choreo.”

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