New dance club just starting to get underway

The new dance club at Skyline is still in its early phase of planning but the group remains hopeful in bringing students to the dance floor. Amber Steele, director and choreographer of the club, has a diverse background in the art of dancing. She has toured as a featured dancer on the Steele Dance Company and received her master of arts in dance from Mills College. She is a passionate dancer and dance instructor, a wining combination.

The club’s dance styles include “whatever students want to choreograph they can do,” says Steele.

So far about 15 members from Skyline have joined the club but CSM students are also welcome to join. The club encourages anyone to join regardless of dance experience.

Courtney Chin, a member, is excited about starting up a cheer squad.

“Experience is a preference but anyone can join,” says Chin.

So far the club is supposed to meet once a week Wednesday at 3pm in 3201, the dance studio across from the gym. Coach Ray Salahuddin leads the rehearsal featuring hip hop style of dancing.

If all goes well there will be an “end of the semester show” probably in the quad. In addition to this semester the club will most likely continue through the summer.

Steele will be instructing at the College of San Mateo’s Half Moon Bay Recreation Center, as well as yoga, pilates, and a cardio dance class at Skyline in the summer semester.

Volunteers are needed to help step up the future of the club and get the rhythm going.

“If you’re interested in shaping where this dance club goes, or deciding what we do, you’re leadership material!” mentions Steele.

Two devoted members of the club Monica Franco, and Victor Diniz mentioned that the club is “open for practically anyone interested in dancing, exercise, or developing dance skills.”

“We hope to bring back the huge dance program from the past that Skyline once had,” said Salahuddin.