By Ian Hanigan
Unfortunately, we don’t have any photos of Irvine High School’s first-ever “Dancing with the Staff” competition. But we do have these rehearsal shots, courtesy of Dance Director Sheryl Sloate.
Sloate told the NewsFlash that seven pairs of dancers — featuring teachers, administrators and other staff members — recently competed in a contest not unlike a certain television show featuring gyrating B-list celebrities, but with a twist: The Irvine High teams each performed moves choreographed by the school’s Dance Ensemble, which varied genres including hip hop, jazz, hula, zumba and country.
The photo above shows Principal Monica Colunga getting in sync with Spanish teacher Susan Wexler. The one below features IHS football coach Erik Terry and English teacher Morgan Rosser holding for applause.
The idea for “Dancing with the Staff” came from dance co-captain Rachel Blevins-Boor, but it took the entire ensemble collaborating with staff and ITV, the school’s broadcast station, to pull it off. The show was ultimately staged on April 27 in a gymnasium that was transformed into a studio with black curtains, spotlights and video clips.
Proceeds from the competition benefited a charity called The Wooden Floor, which aims to improve the lives of …read more
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