My ballet and modern dance students performed beautifully. The period 4 modern dance class presented their own organic choreography and period 7 students performed the anniversary piece with joy and skill. Aiea repertory dance company dancers once again showcased excellence. I feel honored to work with all of these motivating and inspiring dance students
What great surprise to have Wendy Larrow attend the 10th anniversary performance. Wendy Larrow taught the first creative dance class in the Aiea High School cafeteria in 2003.
My students inspire me. In all of my ballet and modern dance classes I see the commitment and dedication. We need to keep the arts alive in our public school. It nourishes our souls.
This has been a tumultuous week, trying to get the program done and the minor headache to just get a simple form for reimbursement. After dealing with procedural stuff , came "angels" who are students, parents, teachers and friends that helped with the anniversary production process. Our students displayed college and career readiness skills by helping with this production. My teacher friends, I love to describe as "angels" offered their time and patience. Mr. Dalvin Butler and his wonderful students offered their expertise, in helping with the program. "Angels", who gave in honesty. Thank you Cheryl Morita for helping with sewing the costumes. Thank you Keola Kalani for chanting, and stepping in on the last minute when Kalei had a performance. Great job, to my dance students, wonderful opening night and although were had few stumbles, the performances just got better and better.
Ten years ago I pioneered the Aiea High Dance Program offering first modern dance and then added ballet. So many students have passed through this program. When I walk in the dance studio and look at the pictures of dance students who graced their presence at our school. I am proud to teach at Aiea High. Dance is for everyone, when you enroll at Aiea High you have the opportunity to take quality ballet and modern dance classes. So former dance students please let me hear from you. What was your experience at Aiea High Dance Program?
Welcome to the dance school year 2015-16. I am excited to work with all of you. As I have said many times before in class. Do not compare yourself to anyone in the class. This is your personal dance journey. All of you can be successful in this class, if you apply yourselves. Do not be deterred if the movement is challenging, it is okay. Just keep practicing and soon the movement is in your muscle memory.
Increased enrollment in the ballet and modern dance classes. Athletes are taking dance classes for strength and flexibility. Three modern dance classes and three ballet.
My beginning modern dance students have grown so much this year. I am so proud of how they tackled the movement phrases with diligence and energy. Wow, the choreographic movement phrases have made such great strides. I am looking forward to the final performances. Keep up the good work Modern dance 1 .
Desiree Cremer, educator from Cape Town, South Africa, obtained her MA in Dance in Higher Education from New York University and her BFA in Dance from the University of Hawaii. Currently she is the dance teacher and director of the Aiea High Dance program and the Aiea Repertory Dance Company. Mrs Cremer is in the doctoral program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.