As Semisonic’s “Closing Time” filled the top floor of the Moose Lodge, dancers slowly drifted back to the center of the room for the last song at Swing Devils of the Palouse’s Newbie Night. A large crowd stuck around until the end, rock-stepping and inside-turning like a scene from a 1940s dance hall.
The dancer leaned to the side and slowly arched her arm away, fingers fixed in an ancient symbol. She smiled at her audience and stomped to the growing intensity of the music. She was one of many dancers who performed at India Night 2017 in the Bruce Pitman Center Saturday evening.
Lisa Nikssarian, a senior in the dance program at the University of Idaho, transferred from California and has since advanced her knowledge and passion for dance in Moscow. Nikssarian said she has been dancing since she was four years old and it has been something she has always loved. She chose to come to the […]
Months after the close of popular hangout CJ’s Nightclub, the Swing Devils of the Palouse are still dancing every week in Moscow. For over 18 years, the Swing Devils made their home at CJ’s Nightclub, which closed in August. Alex Boughamer, treasurer of the organization, said many people thought swing nights had disappeared with […]
For flamenco dancer Samantha Fuentes, one of the most important undertakings in life is staying true to oneself. However, Fuentes said that this was difficult while she was growing up. A Seattle native and the daughter of a man born in Puerto Rico, Fuentes said she felt a connection with Latin American culture, even though […]
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