“Taking care of business” dance show: All you need to know

Everything you need to know about the Dance Ensemble’s fall show, “Taking Care of Business:”


  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 7p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 9, 7p.m.


  • $7
  • Purchase from Ms. Fraser or dancers


  • Ms. Fraser


  • You better work! (Personal Trainer)
  • Picture Perfect (Photographer)
  • How to Save a Life (Doctor)
  • The Creative Mind (Painter)
  • Car Wash (Car Washer)
  • Here Comes the BOOM (Scientist)
  • Workin’ on Empty (Laborer)
  • Rich Man’s Game (Secretary)
  • Those who rule the world (Politicians)
  • Taking Care of Business (Businesswomen)
  • Private Eyes (Detectives)
  • Me & My Violin (Violinist)

How do we stay on top of what’s happening with the dance show?

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Quote from Ms. Fraser: Why “Taking care of business”?

“I chose ‘Taking Care of Business’ because something almost everyone in the world has in common is going to work. This show has 12 dances, has an approximate run time of one hour and 30 minutes, and takes the audience through a day in the life of various careers through an artistic lens. All of the students enrolled in Dance I, II, & III will be performing a minimum of two dances. The dancers were challenged by learning two different styles for each period and are out of their comfort zone. The best part of this process is seeing the dancers grow into themselves. Although putting on a production with 60+ students is challenging, the long days and hiccups become worth it when I see the smiles on the stage and watch the dancers stand a little taller after they have their first successful show. I want all of the dancers, past, present, and future, to know that I am proud of you for putting yourselves out there even when you thought you couldn’t do it. I hope you all grow to believe in yourselves the way I believe in you.”

Interviews with the dancers:

  • How do you feel about the show as a first time dancer?

“I am feeling more excited rather than nervous. I love dancing and I love learning from Ms. Fraser. The class makes me happy while challenging me.” – Jasmin Hernadez

  • What made you pick dance as a pathway?

“I’ve always liked dancing and I see it as a way to disconnect myself from the world.”– Karla Quezada

  • What do you most enjoy about being a dancer?

“I most enjoy the performance aspect of dancing. To me the most exhilarating part is when people see me, whether I do it perfectly or when I make mistakes.” – Jessica Latorre

  • How do you feel as a dancer about the dance show?

“As a dancer, the show is an opportunity to show what we have learned over the past months. I personally feel excited about our new performances.”– Joselyn Mendieta

  • What are challenges that you have faced as a dancer?

“The greatest challenge that I have faced as a dancer is questioning whether I am good enough to do it in the first place. Practicing choreographies with a group of people is a battle, but we have always got our backs as dancers. We give positive feedback and always try to be respectful to each other.” – Meraly Moya

  • How do you feel as a male dancer? Any judgment? 

“I enjoy being in dance space and I feel as though I can be myself. As to the judgment, there is no judgment I face because why would there be any? Everyone has talent and everyone is different, why is it anyone’s business?” – Hansel Villar

  • How does it feel to be around so many females?

I’ve been around many females for all my life. I can’t dance or stretch as well as them but I sure can follow up! They make me feel comfortable and like it’s okay to make mistakes, I am not side-eyed for not being able to do something correctly. Instead, I am offered help.” – Hansel Villar

  • What is your favorite thing about being a dancer?

“My favorite thing about being a dancer is that you’re able to express yourself, and as you practice you start seeing progress.” – Alexa Morillo