Students Prove They Are True Dance `Phanatics’

Jennifer Bernardo

GCC dance students will perform a dozen routines, from ballet to modern in “Phanatics,” a free performance at 8 p.m. Saturday in SM 104.

“We called it `Phanatics’ to describe the students involved in the production,” said Dora Krannig, dance instructor and adviser to the Dance Club on campus.

“It’s not enough for them to take the regular dance classes and perform at upcoming events.” Besides “Phanatics,” the dance students present a week of performances at the end of each semester and also perform in musicals such as “Kiss Me, Kate,” which debuts April 22.

The all-student production will be made up of 10 to 12 dancers and is less structured than the semester’s-end dance production class program. Krannig said that students performing in “Phanatics” may ask for the advice of dance instructors, but that is the extent of their involvement.

On the other hand, the dance production class is faculty supervised.

Krannig said that dance productions are very time-consuming because of the extensive preparation and rehearsal time required. The new 15-week semester schedule will pose a considerable challenge to dancers.

This will mark the third year “Phanatics” has been presented.

For more information, call Krannig at Ext. 5739.