The annual Cañada College fall semester student dance performance will be held Friday, Dec. 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Theater. The performance is free and open to the public but donations are requested to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This year’s performance is titled “Dance Motion VII”.Dance instructor Ana Miladinova said she’s excited for this year’s performance because of the diversity in the dances. “We have jazz, modern, ballet, salsa, and hip-hop,” she said. “I also saw some students practicing by themselves and performing dances on Latin music which were very vibrant.”
Many of the students are taking Miladinova’s Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz and Salsa dance classes. She said some have performed before and some are beginners. “It is exciting to watch them practice,” she said. “It brings them happiness. Many students have been working for this since the beginning of the semester because they are passionate about dance. Their enthusiasm shows on the dance floor.”
Miladinova said the college developed a dance degree, which was recently approved by the state and some of the students intend to study dance at the college. “After completing the degree, they may transfer to a four year university or become future choreographers and dance teachers or performers,” she said.