By Luce Cada '23
On the evening of February 6, Notre Dame’s first dance show was broadcast on Youtube. The show featured Regent Collective Dance Company (RCDC) varsity and junior varsity dancers as well as students in the dance class. Modeled after the story of Peter Pan, “Flight” showcases the story of Wendy, who runs away from her parents with Peter Pan and explores Neverland, a place full of new people and creatures. All choreography was created by ND's dance teacher, Mrs. King.
Many of the seniors on the varsity team were part of the main cast, including Mia Johnson ‘21 as Peter Pan, Sadie Fernandez ‘21 as Wendy, Jocee Ang ‘21 as Tinkerbell, Kelly Hong ‘21 as the Fairy Queen, and Amanda Nguyen ‘21 as Captain Hook. Many students from other classes took part in the show, including a group of freshmen who were the pirates. The dance class, which is an elective taken during the school day, consisted of girls from all four years. Most of the choreography was learned over Zoom but, beginning in November, both varsity and junior varsity RCDC were able to start dancing back on campus in the 3rd street parking lot.
One of the benefits of learning over Zoom was being able to separate into different breakout rooms according to solos, duets, or other group dances and working on the choreography together without interruptions. A downside of learning over Zoom was not being able to know where they were positioned in real life. Nonetheless, they were able to put together a movie-style dance show. The students had lots of fun filming and learned a lot of lessons along the way. A replay of “Flight” is available on YouTube, HERE. We invite you to check it out!