by NICOLE POIRIER | special to 92131 Magazine

A Night of Wonder

Scripps Ranch High School had its dance program’s first performance of the school year Jan. 18 through 20. The show was called A Night of Wonder and was choreographed to all Stevie Wonder songs, a few of which included “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Superstition,” “Ebony and Ivory,” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” There were four shows in total, and many students, faculty, and family attended.

There was a variety of dancers ranging from beginners to advanced students. There were physical education dancers who were mostly sophomores, and there were fine art performers who ranged from sophomores to seniors. All dancers were in at least three dances, but the fine art students choreographed their own and others had the opportunity to audition for outside dances created over winter break by the teacher. Trisha Camp, the dance teacher, choreographed over 10 dances starting from the beginning of the year. There were many types of dances performed, such as lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern.

The dance program consists of two dance classes with both PE dancers and fine art dancers. The mix of students helps give the beginners someone to look at and ask for help on choreography. There were dances by groups of all PE performers or all fine art performers and a mix of both. The performers worked hard the week before the show to get lights and tech working and practiced on the stage. Each performance had a little bit of a twist but all the same dancers and music. The next dance show will be at the end of May, so come and support the dance program.

Nicole Poirier is a sophomore at Scripps Ranch High School. She is participating in an internship program with 92131 Magazine.