February 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

The King’s Dance Company (KDC) is the newest club to join the King’s club list. It was officially ratified the last week of January 2018. The creator of the club is fourth-year Thanatology and Disability Studies student, Stacia Pepper (pictured).

 “Our main goal is to provide students with an outlet for expressing creativity through music and movement and to overall increase the diversity of the arts community at King’s. We hope to inspire others and build friendships that will last a lifetime,” says Pepper.

This club is open to all Western students. Currently there are 10 members with Victoria Baertsoen (first year Sociology) and Katie Dennis (second year Social Justice and Peace Studies) as team captains.

A second set of auditions will take place Sunday, February 11 in the Kenny Theatre. King’s Dance Company is interested in seeing all different styles. Dancers are encouraged to audition for any or all styles that they are interested in.

 One hour will be dedicated to each style:

  • 5-6 p.m. hip-hop
  • 6-7 p.m. contemporary
  • 7-8 p.m. lyrical

Getting ratified as a King’s club involves several steps. First, the club must have student interest. Next, the club creates a proposal and a budget for the KUCSC highlighting the benefits to the school. Lastly, the team or club must present to all members of student council at the monthly KUCSC meeting. King’s Dance Company is now the 21st club on campus.

King’s Dance Company will be performing for the first time at the King’s Charity Fashion Show on Friday, February 9. The year-end show will be on Sunday, March 25 at 4 p.m. This show will not only include KDC performers but will also include any auditioned performing arts performances to showcase the talent at King’s.