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Dance groups to join for performance


By Erika Tanaka
Posted on October 9, 2012 | News | Comments Off on Dance groups to join for performance
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Jacob Kilpatrick, junior Bible major from Mesquite and captain of the Sanctify dance company, gives an impromptu performance at the OME Block Party. (Optimist photo by Destiny Hagood)

ACU dance organizations SHADES, Sanctify and Omega Dance Company will come together for a weekend performance to showcase the dance talent of students with a cornucopia of different styles.

In mid-November, ACU dance organizations SHADES, Sanctify and Omega Dance Company have committed to putting together a joint showcase on campus.  Though all of the organizations cover a wide range of dance styles, captain of Sanctify, Jacob Kilpatrick, junior Bible major from Mesquite said he wants variety in the show.

He said he realizes the wide range of dance styles, but he does not want organizations such as Omega to change their style to fit the showcase. By having such a wide range of styles, the organizations are hoping to make a larger impact.

Among all of the dance groups, the showcase will center on the idea of “strength.”

Kilpatrick said, “every dance will focus on strength and power and how God has given more strength to humans than we give ourselves credit for.”

Eean Cochran, assistant choreographer for Sanctify and musical theatre major from Fort Worth, said “by having a show with all of the other ACU dance groups, we hope to raise awareness of our presence on campus. We want the student body to realize that we are here to stay.”

Captain of Omega Dance Company, Kelcie Broom, senior art major from Richardson said “[Omega] is excited to join fellow dance groups on campus and to be a part of the show. Omega is thankful for any chance to praise God’s name through performance and is thankful for the opportunity that SHADES and Sanctify are giving us.”

The possibility of a joint showcase was rumored to happen last spring, but because of schedule conflicts with the captains of Sanctify, the performance never came to fruition.

Swing Cats, ACU’s swing dance organization, has discussed their intrigue to perform along with the other groups, but has yet to commit to performing in the showcase.

The show will take place the weekend of November 16 in Cullen. Prepaid tickets will be $5, and tickets will be sold at the door for $6.

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