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Koshare 2012 Opens

In September, HWS’s Koshare club kicked off the fall semester with open tryouts for any students interested in taking part in the three-day dance spectacle put on by the Colleges’ largest club.

Those who auditioned were placed in at least one dance and, for the past three months, worked to learn choreography, set spacing, and stage lighting. The show will open on Thursday, Nov. 15 and will conclude on the 17th. All events will be held in the Winn-Seeley Gymnasium and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The event, which includes a variety of dance themes from hip-hop to step dancing, has experienced an increase of 28 dancers from a year ago. In addition to having the largest participation of any club on campus, Koshare can boast that it has the highest attendance of any on-campus show each year.

The dancers will participate in 23 dances, featuring 20 different choreographers.

Karah Charette ’13, president of Koshare, is excited about the opportunities the event provides for students and those attending, noting that the inclusive format contributes to the dynamic and creative nature of the event.

As a first-year, Charette was one of two first-years to choreograph a piece, while dancing in another. As a sophomore, she joined the Koshare board and continued her participation in the event. She will be choreographing two pieces this year while dancing in a third.

“I have always been a huge advocate for Koshare because it is a great opportunity for students to put their performances and choreography skills on display.”

Tickets to this highly anticipated event are free and the seats are expected to fill quickly, therefore, it is strongly recommended to arrive early.