Western Desert Dance is a pre-professional company of fourteen dancers including seven students pursuing the AA degree in Dance (Entertainment Industry focus).
Student choreographers Dani Allred, Harry Crinklaw, and Rose Robertson have created dances to popular music, classic rock, and hard rock tunes. Allred's dances, entitled "Good-Bad Dream" and "Oblivion," utilize contemporary jazz dance styles. Crinklaw's "Don't Stop Me Now" explores the internal struggle of creative minds, identity, and public perceptions, as inspired by the late Freddie Mercury. Robertson's "Rats" is inspired by historical research and embodies the choreographer's unique style which features imagery from the Victorian era with a heavy metal music style.
Please note that at these performances, latecomers will be seated in a special section at the back of the auditorium and will be allowed to take their assigned seats during intermission, in order to minimize distractions to performers and patrons. Families with children are welcome to attend the 2:00 pm matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $10 for general public, and $6 for students and seniors. Group rates may be available to dance teams and dance studio groups; please contact the Dance Department at 382-1651 for further information.