The 2010 lower school dance concert, titled “When I Grow Up,” took place in May and featured more than 250 dancers Gr. 1-5, in addition to 26 dancers from the Harker faculty and staff. The spectacular show was directed by Gail Palmer, with assistant direction from Amalia Vasconi, Karl Kuehn and Rachelle Ellis. Back in October, dancers had roundtable discussions with the dance instructors and told them what they wanted to be and do when they grow up. The Bucknall faculty and staff were also asked what their wishes were for the students, and the routines reflected these concepts.
Dance routines included our students’ desires to: graduate high school; travel the world; be an athlete, doctor, scientist, firefighter, musician, artist, parent, rock star and teacher. Dance styles included jazz, hip hop, tap, lyrical, ballet, modern and musical theater.
They also included the faculty and staffs’ hopes that the students be happy, have love, be caring and compassionate with each other, work hard and use their talents, be confident with integrity and morals and keep their youthful exuberance. All hoped the students would take care of the world and make it a better place.