The student-led dance production titled One Night Only sold out on tickets for the show on Feb. 29.
Students get a unique opportunity to show their talent on the stage through the expression of dance at a sold-out show.
Lily Balogh, freshman English major from Abilene and member of ACU theater, was the main coordinator for the night of dance. One Night Only included 22 students and 18 dance pieces. The pieces spanned many genres of dance, such as, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap and Slam Poetry.
This is the second time Balogh has coordinated the event.
“It was exciting to present choreography as it’s own entity and not as just a part of the musical theater scheme,” Balogh said.
Balogh said dance has not had an opportunity to shine in Abilene until she brought the One Night Only act to the stage, comparing Abilene to a “footloose town.” Balogh said she is excited for the opportunity to showcase students’ dance talent.
The Saturday showing sold out because of the support from the Abilene community. Because of this reaction, Balogh decided to open up the Friday night dress rehearsal as a pre-screening. The pre-screening will began at 7:30 p.m. in the Fulks Auditorium and tickets were sold at the door for $5 dollars.
Corban Gililland, junior theatre major from Abilene and dance captain, and LJ Brodie, junior theatre major from Mesquite and assistant choreographer, had the opportunity to choreograph their own dance numbers for the show. Each danced in 8 out of the 18 numbers.
When talking about the night and how he feels, Gililland said it is like your “heart and soul put on the stage.”
“Sometimes you don’t need words to say what’s on your heart and on your mind and just gotta dance it out,” Brodie said.
This show brought together both the ACU and Abilene communities to watch a variety of unique choreographed dances.