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November 17, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Life & Culture

Stage Ablaze: Pulse dance group holds “Burn It Up” showcase

In the first act of the performance, dancers swayed their hips to "Side to Side." Sophomore Jaleel Green, co-captain of Pulse, choreographed the pop track from Ariana Grande. TOMMY BASTTISTELLI/THE ITHACAN From left, senior Deanna Alvarez, sophomore Marina Maloney, junior Corie Levine, sophomore Abriana Smith and sophomore dance captain Shalice Hunt bust a move at Pulse's annual hip-hop showcase. Pulse, the only hip-hop dance group on campus, aims to challenge students through forms of hip-hop dance, according to its mission statement. TOMMY BATTISTELLI/THE ITHACAN In the second act of the showcase, the group danced to other tracks, including "Rude Boy" from Rihanna. TOMMY BATTISTELLI/THE ITHACAN Green dips sophomore Rebecca Perini in a romantic gesture during "Try a Little Tenderness," choreographed by freshman Alexis Farrington. TOMMY BASTTISTELLI/THE ITHACAN D.O.P.E. Steppers performs at Pulse's annual showcase. The two dance groups often coordinate performances together. TOMMY BASTTISTELLI/THE ITHACAN
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From left, senior Deanna Alvarez, sophomore Marina Maloney, junior Corie Levine, sophomore Abriana Smith and sophomore dance captain Shalice Hunt bust a move at Pulse's annual hip-hop showcase. Pulse, the only hip-hop dance group on campus, aims to challenge students through forms of hip-hop dance, according to its mission statement. TOMMY BATTISTELLI/THE ITHACAN

Ithaca College’s only hip-hop dance group, Pulse, held its annual showcase, “Burn It Up,” on March 5 in the Emerson Suites. The event also featured special guest performances from other dance groups on campus, including Ground Up Crew, Island Fusion and D.O.P.E. Steppers, each specializing in different genres of dance.