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Jillian Madden offers preview on upcoming 4WRD Dance Show

The Dance IV class practices their routines during fourth period for the 4WRD show. Photo by Britney Flint

The Dance IV class practices their routines during fourth period for the 4WRD show. Photo by Britney Flint

Whitney and Rocklin Dance IV classes come together every year to perform together on one stage in the WHS Theatre. The shows are Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for students with ASB discount and $5 for matinee.

Jillian Madden shares about the upcoming show.

Q: What are you most excited for about 4WRD?

A:  I love 4WRD because we get to dance alongside Rocklin’s Dance IV. I’m really excited to see all the dances they’ve prepared for this year’s show.

Q: What’s the best part about teaming up with Rocklin?

A:  I like working with Rocklin because all the girls are so kind and really fun to be around. Teaming up with another school is nice because we get a lot of inspiration and ideas for future dances.

Q: How many different dances are there?
A: Each school comes prepared with about 15-20 dances, and we have a few numbers that the two schools have come together to create one dance.

Q: How early do you start learning the routines?
A: We start learning our routines within the first month of school starting and we have about three weeks to learn and perfect each routine.

Q: What is your favorite dance and why?
A: My favorite dance is “Limbo.” It’s our whole class routine choreographed by Mrs. Halley Crandell. It’s super fun to perform alongside the whole class and has a really great and positive  energy to it!

Q: What are the dances based off of? Is there a theme?
A: There is no theme for 4WRD so every choreographer has creative freedom with all of the dances.

Q: What costume is your favorite, and why?
A: My favorite costume is for the dance “I Want Candy.” It’s a red and white striped top with red shorts. It’s super sassy and looks great on stage.

Q: Why should the audience come to 4WRD?
A: Everyone should come to 4WRD because all of the dances are amazing, and the dancers have put a ton of time and effort into every piece. Students will be blown away by the talent that both schools have to bring, and it should be a blast to watch.

by MADILYN SINDELAR 

The student news site of Whitney High School in Rocklin, Calif.
Jillian Madden offers preview on upcoming 4WRD Dance Show