Shippensburg University’s In-Motion Dance Troupe gave seniors a proper goodbye during its 33rd annual dance recital, “An Invitation to Dance,” on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The recital was held in Memorial Auditorium.
The show featured 17 dance performances choreographed by different dancers, ranging from freshman to seniors.
Along with the dance performances, each member was highlighted in a video following each song.
The performances varied from jazz, lyrical, tap and hip-hop. These were performed to songs like “Bruises” by Lewis Capaldi or more fast-pace tap performances to the song “Royals” by Lorde.
SU Heritage Dance Co., which is an affiliate of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, also performed “God is a Woman” by Ariana Grande.
As much fun as the members were having, a sense of sadness was displayed to the audience as the slideshow got closer to recognizing the senior members of In-Motion Dance Troupe.
The three seniors graduating this year are Angelina Stewart, a biology health major and director of In-Motion Dance Troupe; Paige Arensmeyer, a communication/journalism major; and Haley Miller, a dual major in exercise science and psychology.
“It was so bittersweet to perform my last Spirit Rally and have my mom and DT [Dance Troupe] alumni friends come too,” Stewart said.
The three performed a dance titled “Seniors” as a farewell dance to mark the end of their time in In-Motion Dance Troupe.