Schools & Education

‘Rhythm and Balers’ dance concert

San Benito High School dance classes to showcase abilities in two performances

San Benito High School dance classes will perform in the Spring Dance Concerts this weekend. This two-day concert event is an opportunity for Dance A, B and C students to perform for their families, friends and the community to showcase the artistic talents they have honed during the school year.

All semester long, they worked together to choreograph different genres such as salsa, contemporary, hip-hop, and many more. When the concert was just around the corner, they went into the auditorium, where the concert will be held Fri., May 2 at 7 p.m. and Sat., May 3 at 1 p.m., to have a few dress rehearsals.

The concert, called "Rhythm & Balers," is run by dance teacher Heather Nichols, who is in charge of teaching choreography, props, lighting, costumes and the performance line-up. Nichols said, “This year’s dance concert is going to be improved and will hold a better combination of the dance genres.”

 The students from Dance A, B, and C were eager to be able to participate in this concert. Senior, Daniela Salazar, a Dance B student, said, “This concert has more of our own choreography so I’m proud to be showing this to all my family.” Tickets to the concert will be available at the door for $10.

Freshman Kylie Wolf said she is “nervous to perform” since this will be her first time to “perform in front of that many people.” But she said she and her fellow dancers hoped to impress the crowds "with something new."

Students also volunteered to help coordinate the dancers backstage as well as coordinate lighting, props, and music.

– By Adriana Alfaro, Baler News staff writer



Adam Breen

Adam Breen has been a San Benito County resident since 1980 and graduated from Sacred Heart School and San Benito High School before earning a bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno. A father of two sons, Adam has taught newspaper, English and yearbook at SBHS for the past decade, after six years as a magazine editor for Santa Clara University. He previously was editor of the Hollister Free Lance and content director for BenitoLink.