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“Remixed and Reimagined”: Students and faculty prepare for the annual dance production

Junior Zoe Kister jumps into a crowd of dancers. Zoe is one of eight student choreographers.

by Esha Gohil and Sabrina Zhu

January 31, 2020

The stage lights up in a purple hue, silhouetting a group of dancers in the background. They pose as the music begins, before gracefully leaping towards the audience during Thursday’s dress rehearsal. The upper school will present its ninth annual dance show tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 an...

Dance teams combine into Harker Dance Company

Charlotte Blanc (12) performs during the Homecoming rally. Both varsity and junior varsity dance teams joined this year to form the Harker Dance Company.

by Esha Gohil, Humans of Harker

December 20, 2019

The junior varsity and varsity dance teams merged together for the first time ever to form the Harker Dance Company at the start of this school year. The choreographers, Karl Kuehn, who previously coached varsity, and Rachelle Haun, who coached junior varsity, decided that the timing was right to proceed...

Dance show auditions launch preparation for annual production

Upper school dance teacher Karl Kuehn looks on as students audition for the annual dance production. Auditions took place on Sept. 14.

by Catherine Feng, Asst. Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

Auditions for the annual dance production took place on Saturday, Sept. 14. Students of all ability levels from all four grades were encouraged to audition, even if they had never danced before. This year, 173 upper school students auditioned, an indication of the popularity of the dance show.  Everyon...

Keeping up with the Kuehn Klass: Behind the scenes of after school dance classes

Dancers stretch out their splits in the

by Alysa Suleiman, Reporter

May 27, 2019

Ambient white blocks of fluorescent lights line the angled ceiling, reflecting in the wall-length mirror of the dance room. Spread across the polished wooden floor in two straight rows, dancers in the Tuesday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm. “stretch, leaps and turns” class sit in a straddled stretching position...

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

Joel Morel (11) grins at the audience as he dances in perfect coordination with his fellow members of Kinetic Krew. Kinetic Krew, 
an all-boys group directed by Rachelle Haun, features dancers from 9th to 12th grade.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 15, 2019

As a medley of multicolored lights flush the stage, dancers prance into their starting positions and strike a pose. The music begins, and with a graceful turn, “Just Dance” begins. Six dance groups from the lower, middle and upper schools joined together on the stage of the Rothschild Performing...

Christopher Hurshman accepts role as freshman dean

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 23, 2019

English teacher Christopher Hurshman will become dean of the freshman Class of 2022 next school year as current freshman dean Jeffrey Draper will shift to heading the Class of 2023. After the Class of 2019 graduates, math teacher Dr. Victor Adler will be stepping down from his position as a dean to focus...

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