So you think you can dance?
Students will have the opportunity to prove that they can dance as SHSU Program Council’s dance workshops this month, starting tonight with a hip-hop class.
“We wanted to do something educational but mixed with something fun also. If you’ve never experienced hip-hop, tonight you’re going to,” said Program Council education chair Melissa Lopez.
Tonight’s hip-hop class will begin at 7 p.m. in the HKC, and is being taught by Program Council members who are well-versed in this area of dance. The class will take place until 9 p.m., and at 9 the competition will begin.
“Everybody who competes in the competition gets a nifty ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ t-shirt,” said Lopez. The dance instructors will serve as judges, and will then pick three winners, who will receive personal work-out kits, which will include items such as a backpack, a water bottle, and a fitness DVD.
On October 21, a jazz work shop and competition will be offered, taught by members of the Orange Pride Dance Team.
Lopez said that the Program Council’s original intent for the third installation was to be a culturally diverse dance, and it was to involve salsa dancing. However, there were complications in coordinating that dance, so they had to change it.
“Our most culturally diverse one is the Makossa. One of my co-workers is a member of the African Student Alliance, and he volunteered to help teach this African dance,” she said.
The series will conclude with the Makossa installment on October 28, also beginning at 7 p.m. in the HKC.