Dancers find perks in attending outside dance studios over school dance team December 7, 2023 — by Shirina Cao and Jessica Li Sophomore Ashley Xu and her fellow studio dancers held their fans and ran to the back of the stage, transitioning into the next section of their Chinese folkloric routine. Xu gripped her 10-foot-long rainbow ribbons in her hands and took a deep breath to ready herself for her upcoming solo section. The music changed and […] read more » Dance team transitions from football half time performances to competition season November 20, 2023 — by Shirina Cao and Jessica Li Senior dance team captain Annalyn Bui beamed with pride as she walked down the football field during the senior night football game on Oct. 22, her arms linked within her parents’ arms. From the corner of her eyes, she could see the tear-stained faces of her teammates junior co-captain Saejal Thomas and freshman Chloe Nguyen, […] read more » A balancing act: Sophomore learns to juggle water polo and dance November 16, 2023 — by Isabelle Wang After the end-of-the-day school bell rang this fall, sophomore Thalea Charton headed to her dance studio to practice for an hour. Then, after an intense session of ballet and other forms of dance, Charton packed her bags and headed to her second sport as a member of the school’s water polo team, where she practiced […] read more » Senior finds creative expression through Korean folk dance October 18, 2023 — by Kathy Wang The red, green and blue colored cloth of senior Hannah Shaw’s hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, cascaded into a flower-like shape as she spun to the rhythmic music at the 30th anniversary celebration of the Sejong Korean School in the early fall season of 2022. With a bright smile, she gracefully lifted her arms to […] read more » Dancer and storyteller: Senior polishes steps in preparation for classical Indian debut performance October 14, 2023 — by Victoria Hu Dressed in a resplendent red and gold pleated pant costume, senior Ameya Saund watches herself dance in the mirror at home as she practices crisp arm and leg movements known as adavus — which are basic foundational movements in the style of Bharatanatyam, one of the nine forms of classical Indian dance. She spends at […] read more » Dance team prepares for the bright lights of competition season January 26, 2023 — by Michelle Wan With the new semester in full swing, the dance team has transitioned into its competition season, a time when they attend local contests across the Bay Area and then head to Nationals in Anaheim. In the past few years, the team has struggled with a lack of leadership and choreography due to difficulties finding consistent […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.