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Dancers Take Turn In Spotlight

Bear River dancers perform during Lines in Motion. BR Current photo

Lines in Motion, Bear River’s new dance show proved to be one of the program’s best shows yet. The show was performed Jan. 26-Jan. 28.

Gaby Baldock, Bear River’s dance teacher and the show’s choreographer, and her dance crew have been piecing together their show for five months and practicing for up to six hours a day. With more than 800 light cues, beautiful music and complex choreography resulted in a dazzling show.. This high school dance program has been ranked to a college level performance according to Baldock and has exerted the expectations of many.

This show includes people with a variety of dance experience, whether this is somebody’s first year of dance at Bear River, such as freshman Heidi Kohlbeck, or their last year — such as senior Madilyn Turner.

Although Kohlbeck has been dancing for six years prior to Bear River, she is just starting her high school journey. Her Bear River experience has brought new opportunities to express her passion for dance.

“This is my first Bear River show. I am more excited than nervous about it,” she said.

Turner also expressed her excitement for Lines in Motion.

“I am a little nervous but mostly excited,” she said..

Turner has been dancing since before she joined Bear River.

“I danced at In Sync for a while, and then I came here and it was incredible, I just fell in love with it.”

She transferred to Bear River dance with her friend, senior Dayne Kucin.

“Dance provides an environment with people you just become so close with,” Kucin said. Formally known as “two peas in a pod” by Blaney, they performed together in the show.

Baldock has been teaching at Bear River for four years. As a retired performer, she decided to teach others to perform.

”I am very excited for the show. They (dancers) worked very hard,” Baldock said.

Everyone participating in the show has been hard at work to put on Lines in Motion. Because Bear River has a most high tech theater system, and one of the best theaters in Nevada County, the show was expected to stun the audience.

The staff members and dancers that contributed to this show have poured their souls into this performance.

“It is an evening of entertainment where you can support your local students and high school,” Baldock said. “I think people will leave inspired.”

This production wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the students.

“Dance is for everyone,” Baldock said. “Almost all my freshmen have no dance experience, and they are out here dancing in the show.”

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Margaret Ralston is the Social Media Editor for the BRCurrent. This is her second year in Online Multimedia. She plays golf for Bear River and hopes to be the captain by her junior year. Margaret loves to paint and care for all of her plants (there are 25 to be exact). She loves going to the river with friends and shredding it up on the slopes!
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