With only a few days left before the return of the annual tradition of Step Sing, each group is getting ready for the show by decorating costumes, rehearsing, and most importantly, coming up with the choreography for their routines.
For example, Logistics Director for AOII Anna Wood stated that their dance routine mainly consists of Broadway-themed movements along with a show choir component.
“Our style is very Broadwayesque and then we have a dance break which is a lot more hip-hop based,” she said. “While the rest of the routine consists of show choir movements.”
While AOII has a set dance style, Jessica Majors, co-director for AD Pi’s group, discussed how her group’s dance routine is based on the theme they choose for the year.
“We try to match our choreography to match the style of whatever our character is. For example, in the past, we’ve played gnomes, so the dance moves that we do try to emulate similar styles that those characters would perform,” Majors said.
In addition to coming up with the dance routines for their shows, the majority of Step Sing groups also have a signature move.
Spectrum Director and Choreographer Finlay Coupland discussed how for her group, their signature move is a two-finger point to the left and right.
Coupland also explained how she thinks COVID-19 has impacted the choreography aspect of Step Sing.
“I think that this year, especially with COVID, it’s the year of having to adapt. I also think that this year, you see a lot of simple dance moves because that allows for people who have been in quarantine to come back and learn the moves faster,” Coupland said.
Click here to see a short preview of some of the group’s dance routines.
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