Former Elan contributes to dance concert

By Johanna Calderon

East Los Angeles College presents the 11th Annual Repertoire Dance Concert Let’s Dance Company’s,  directed by Kimberly Rabins and co-director Kristin Reutiman, the rehearsal assistant’s Breanne Genite who’s ELAC graduate, May 13.

In the performance there are eleven dancers and each performance has a different style of dance.  

The dancing consists of different choreography such as stretch, hip-hop and jazz to contemporary and lyrical. Some of the choreography are Rabins favorites dances, such as hip-hop, and she wanted to include them in the show.

“The LDC dancers are excited and eagerly awaiting the concert nights to show their family, friends and community what they have been working on for so long!” Rabins said.

Rabins is pleased with the work the students are doing to show their families and friends.

ELAC dance students prepared six months to perform for the opening night.

The dancers have rehearsal four days of the week for two hours in the past six months. Genite said the dancers worked hard to have the show ready.

Breanne Genite had to work as rehearsal assistant for the  past two years.

Having been a member of the Let’s Dance Company for several years, I was extremely excited and honored when I was asked to become the LDC’s rehearsal assistant two years ago,” said Genite.

She choreographed “Body Language,” which is an 80s-style jazz piece.  

She’s ecstatic to be called back and work in this performance.

Genite has the opportunity to show what she learned as an Elan to the dance students. The knowledge that Genite has will help the production and the outcome of the concert.

The performances will be held in the S2 Recital Hall on May 13 and 14 at 7pm. General admission is $15.

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