Dance Jamz, the annual middle school dance show, wowed audiences in early March, as nearly 150 dancers from all middle school grade levels performed a series of elaborate routines, covering several dance styles. The students performed a total of three shows from March 4-6, first showcasing their talents for Gr. 5, then entertaining their middle school classmates and finally performing for friends and family.
Directed by middle school dance teacher Gail Palmer, with co-direction by dance teachers Amalia Vasconi and Karl Kuehn, the show highlighted a number of different styles, including swing, contemporary modern, musical theater and hip hop, with elements of Bollywood and Latin.
The dynamic lighting by middle school performing arts teacher Paul Vallerga brought more flair to each performance, such as the silhouetted group of dancers that took the stage during the hip-hop portion of the show. Harker’s production manager Brian Larsen handled sound for the event. Dance Jamz, as usual, was a hit with both students and parents alike, who were thrilled to see the talented young dancers perform their hearts out onstage!