Koshare Dance Collective Show – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Koshare Dance Collective Show

In September, HWS’s largest club Koshare kicked off the new academic year with open auditions for all students. Each student who auditioned was placed in at least one dance and, for the past three months, they have been diligently working to learn choreography, set spacing and stage lights. Their time in the spotlight will come this weekend, on Nov. 18 and 19. 

“This year, as with every year recently, we have more participants than ever before. It’s going to be a really eclectic, energetic and exciting show,” says President of Koshare Samantha Dighton ’12.

The show will include 112 dancers performing in 21 dances.  A short list of the dance styles includes: African, belly dancing, hip-hop, tap and jazz.  Every year the Koshare board is responsible for organizing every detail of this massive event, from creating programs, advertising, lighting and scheduling rehearsals, to picking a logo and designing clothing available for purchase.

“It’s so exciting to see the collaboration between everyone, and to experience what it’s like to be part of such a massive undertaking that is completely student-run,” adds Dighton.

In addition to having the largest participation of any club on campus, Koshare also can boast that it has the highest attendance of any show each year.

Tickets are free and the show is expected to be spectacular. The performances will be held in  Winn-Seeley Gym Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This event has been much anticipated since last year’s exciting performances and seats will fill fast, so it is advised to arrive early!

The photo above features a performance from Koshare 2010.