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High School Dance Day

Jan. 30, 2021

The Department of Theatre and Dance is excited to invite high school dance students to High School Dance Day each spring. Students will have the opportunity to experience a modern and jazz dance class with UK faculty, see a performance featuring the UK dance students, meet dance majors and minors and attend a Q and A following the performance. Attendance will be virtual this year.


  • 9-10am - meet and greet faculty and students/see student self-choreographed work/tour 
  • 10-11:30am - Modern Dance with Stephanie
  • 11:45am-12:45pm - Jazz with Susie

2021 Student Work

Sylvannah Regalado is a sophomore Dance Major and Pre-Pharmacy major at UK. Her work IT’S AL-WHITE was selected to represent student choreography in our program and will be presented as part of the concert. IT’S AL-WHITE  are pieces of a story that have been collected throughout Sylvannah’s journey of moving to and growing up in America. It integrates the emotions of stepping into the unknown and moving through bouts of confusion. As a young Filipino-American woman, she has faced the wrath of discrimination and racism in today’s world. Her work reflects on the internal and external pressures that result from exclusion and self-doubt. It also incorporates the feelings that come with true discomfort and dislike in your own body. Society needs to recognize these truths. IT’S AL-WHITE strives to provide a new perspective and self-reflection for the audience. Keep the conversation going.


Jazz – Wear leos, tights, jazz pants, form-fitted dance tops, unitards. Jazz shoes, if the student has them. 
Modern – Wear appropriate attire that will show clean lines: leotard and tights, unitard, or modern pants. Shorts are not recommended for modern due to floor work. Bare feet.

Hair must be secured away from the face. Please refrain from wearing jewelry that is potentially dangerous or that impedes movement (rings, bulky jewelry, etc.) The classes are geared for an intermediate to advanced high school dancer.