Dancing Through the Ages

The Berry College Dance Troupe wrapped up their annual Spring Dance Concert “Through the Ages” Mar. 19 at the Rome City Auditorium. The show featured 44 students and 14 choreographers, including student choreographers, coming together to take the audience on a journey into the past, present and future.

“Through the Ages” incorporated songs and dance styles from different eras, including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, ballet and swing. The dances ranged from heavy topics such as the Salem Witch Trials and losing love, to happy, energetic routines such as partner dancing on an “American Saturday Night” and girls spinning on tip toe, dreaming of being a “Dancing Queen”.

“This is my fourth year with the Dance Troupe” senior dancer and choreographer Alex Moon said. “I am exceedingly proud of how hard everyone has worked this year and how the company has really evolved into a ‘dance family’. Having never danced before college this concert has been a truly exceptional experience being able to not only learn and grow but also have an outlet that pushes me physically and artistically. As a choreographer I think I was able to appreciate just how student-driven this show is and how creative students can be.”

Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Alexi Bell.