It’s time for Intersection

Dance department will perform at Intersection on Nov. 2.

Performing schools include McNeil HS, Westwood HS, Stony Point HS, Round Rock HS, Cedar Ridge HS, Hopewell MS, Cedar Valley MS, Grisham MS, Chisholm Trail MS, Walsh MS, Pearson Ranch MS, Deerpark MS, Canyon Vista MS, Ridgeview MS, CD Fulkes MS, and Hernandez MS.

Performing schools include McNeil HS, Westwood HS, Stony Point HS, Round Rock HS, Cedar Ridge HS, Hopewell MS, Cedar Valley MS, Grisham MS, Chisholm Trail MS, Walsh MS, Pearson Ranch MS, Deerpark MS, Canyon Vista MS, Ridgeview MS, CD Fulkes MS, and Hernandez MS.

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The dance department will perform at the RRISD annual Intersection on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Raymond E. Hartfield PAC. The performance times are 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.

“I love getting to see dance classes perform and seeing all of their hard work,” Dance Director Angel Scrudder said. “The reward is seeing them being excited and having that joy of performing.”

This year, the students will perform different types of dance, including ballet folklorico, modern, jazz and hip-hop. The students have prepared for Intersection since the beginning of September. Many students are using time outside of class to practice their dance. 

“We go over the dance in class, but we are expected to practice our combos at home,” Freshman Dance 1 student Minyoung Jang said. 

From Dance 1 to Dance 4, the levels of dance get harder to keep up with the students’ skills. Students who take Dance 4 will perform a fast hip-hop combo this year. They learn and practice dance in class and out of class at the PAC.

“Since this is my last performance on the stage, it means a lot to me,” Senior Dance 4 student Briyana Richardson said.

Richardson has performed at Intersection since she was in Dance 1, and she still loves the joy of performing in front of a large audience.

  “What I like about intersection is that it gives us new chances to try new dances and performances,” Richardson said. “It is a great opportunity to show people what we can really do.” 

Other high schools and middle schools from RRISD will also perform at Intersection. The show is free, but donations are appreciated at the door. 

“I think Intersection increases the students’ self-discipline,” Scrudder said. “Intersection is like a friendly competition among many schools where McNeil is trying to stay at the top. The students enjoy getting to see other people and showcasing how awesome they are.”

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