A group of 25 women will point their toes in the spotlight tonight.
The Dance Company at Virginia Tech, one of Tech’s many student-run organizations, has been working all semester in order to prepare for their winter show.
“The show will have tap, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical and contemporary routines,” said Ally Gay, senior biology engineering major and president of DCVT. “It’ll be amazing.”
Their entire show will consist of 14 rhythmic dances along with two performances by the male a cappella group Juxtaposition and a 10-minute intermission.
DCVT’s purpose is to create an environment for fitness, friendship, artistic expression and performance service.
Along with preparing for their annual winter show, DCVT also takes part in other activities on campus including pep rallies, the Big Event and Relay for Life.
“During the year we do performances for spirit rallies and other community service events,” Gay said. “We also perform in any other activity we’re invited to.”
In past years, DCVT has participated in Relay’s best dance crew competition against the High Techs and Bamboom, other dance organizations on campus.
“We always try to get involved with Relay for Life and help them with any promotional events they may have,” Gay said. “Last year, we ran the victory lap during Relay for Life in some funky costumes to pump up the crowd.”
DCVT practices Sunday night through Wednesday night roughly between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight every week.
“Members can pick how many hours a week they want to rehearse,” Gay said. “It depends on which dances they’re in.”
Amanda Evans, senior vice president of DCVT, does all the scheduling for the performances and works with production and planning as well.
“People say we’re like a sorority because we’re a big group of girls,” Evans said. “We all have dance as a passion and it’s really awesome to get to dance with your best friends. We’re really excited that everything is coming together. Every year the shows get better.”
DCVT consists of 25 members, which challenges the members to always stay on top of their performance schedules.
“Sometimes it is very strenuous because we’re such a small group,” Evans said.
Although they are a small group, most of the members of DCVT have been dancing since they were three-years-old, making their passion for dance and the quality of their performances strong.