Dance 41!!!

Can you believe February is nearly over? I know I can’t believe it. Another thing I can’t believe is that graduation is only 65 days away! I picked up my cap and gown for the big day yesterday and that certainly felt like a surreal thing. I don’t feel like I’m old enough to be graduating from college and leave Hope. It really makes me appreciate the last couple of months here and try to live them to their fullest because nothing will be this fun and easy-going again.

My goal is to attend as many activities as possible and just remember these times before they come to an end. For instance, I’m going to Dance 41 tomorrow evening and am interested to see the hard work everybody put into the production. For those of you who are not aware of what Dance 41 is, it is a dance performance put on by Hope’s Dance department. Dances range from ballet, jazz, tap and modern, so there is a wide variety of expressive dance being performed. Students audition in the fall for a position in the choreographed pieces and if chosen, can dance in two pieces. I’ve attended this event a couple of years ago and it was really cool to see the many types of dance they covered as well as the style and emotion put into every move. I am really looking forward to attending tomorrow and seeing what the faculty and students have been working on over the past few months. I’m currently in a class called Dance for Sport and am planning on going with some friends and classmates and watching together. I greatly encourage everyone to head on over one of these weekends and check it out for yourself and make it into a group event with friends!

Sophomore year at Dance 39!
Sophomore year at Dance 39!

If you are interested in checking this event out, it runs from February 27 & 28 as well as March 5-7 in the Knickerbocker on 8th Street. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for seniors and $10 for adults.  I hope to see you all there and that you enjoy the show and appreciate the dedication and skill each of the dancers have. Enjoy your last few days of February!

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Published by Leslie Kempers

Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!

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