E-motion, the largest club at Elizabethtown College, held dance auditions in the BSC dance studio for the winter showcase the week of Monday, September 16.
E-motion, the campus’s dance club, offered dances of all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
This semester, there are close to twenty different types of dances. For example there are jazz, hip-hop, partner, Irish, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatic, swing flags, tap and ballet dances.
Elizabethtown College students may audition for as many dances as they want, but are only allowed to participate in three E-motion dances per semester.
Every E-motion dance began practicing the week of Monday, September 23. Practices lasted for an hour and a half.
Lindsay Fisher, senior education major, is a four-time E-motion choreographer and dancer. She choreographed a contemporary dance to “Breaking Down” by I Prevail for this semester.
Fisher believes that E-motion is the most popular club on campus because of the “family feel” the dancers established over the years.
“E-motion is a place where people of all levels can express themselves through dance and just have fun with so many great people,” Fisher stated.
Caroline Piergiovanni, senior education major, is this year’s E-motion president. “Ever since I was a freshman and got involved in E-Motion, I knew one day I wanted to be able to run such a wonderful, inclusive, and dynamic club,” Piergiovanni said.
Piergiovanni’s love for the club is never ending. “Being the President of E-Motion is not about the title of President,” she said. “It’s about combining my love of dance with my leadership and organizational skills so that I can be a mentor to everyone in the club.”
Alexa Habermehl, sophomore education major, participated in two E-motion dances last semester: “You Can’t Stop the Beat” choreographed by Abby Goodman and Jill Benedetti and “Pineapple Skies” choreographed by O’Livia McIntosh.
Habermehl’s favorite memory was opening night of the spring showcase. “Everyone got to hang out together backstage and watch the dances on the big screen,” she stated.
If Habermehl’s friends hadn’t convinced her to join E-motion, then she wouldn’t have made so many great friends and fun memories. For these reasons, Habermehl would encourage other students to join E-motion too.
While E-motion auditions are over for the fall semester, it is not too late to join the club for the spring semester. Don’t miss the chance to express yourself, make new lifelong friends, and dance your heart out!
By: Olivia Gaughan