The RPB Dancers, along with the Wildcat Dancers Dance Team from Royal Palm Beach High School, performed their midterm exam show “RPB: Lights Up the Sky” on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
All 18 routines were choreographed by Dance Director Michele Blecher. The show lit up the evening sky with a sold-out audience, highly technical dancers and a purely professional show.
Highlights of the show included “Everything You Want,” a contemporary duet between Bianca Labady and Dance Captain Bryce Blecher, who offered technical dancing, emotional connection and pas de duex lifts.
The Period 7 RPB Dancers’ routine “Follow the Leader” had a Latin flair that had the audience members cheering and wanting to get out of their seats to dance. The Period 6 dancers’ routine “What Makes You Beautiful” was a playful contemporary routine.
The Period 5 dancers’ routine “Teenage Crime” had a modern style of dance that was flowing and precise. Period 4’s routine “Goodies” was fun and expressive. The dancers were strong technically with a whimsical flare.
A strong highlight of the evening was the musical theater routine “Big, Blond and Beautiful,” performed by the Wildcat Dancers dance team. The dancers donned blond wigs and danced with food platters throughout the entire routine, which included gymnastic stunts. Michele Blecher noted that this routine was highly charged and extremely difficult, but the dance team members never missing a beat.
Above: RPB Dancers dance team members.