Junior Bulldogs Dance Their Way Into The Spotlight


Aneska Smith

The young dancers learned a routine for their performance in the winter concert on Dec. 7-8.

Ava Caleca, Social Media Specialist

Twenty-four developing dancers participated in the first Bulldog Dance Clinic, which took place on Nov. 3 in the dance studio. Visual and performing arts department chair and physical education teacher Samantha Gardner, along with members of dance company, taught the class.

The clinic was an opportunity for children aged from pre-K through sixth grade to get a sense as to what dancing at Portola entails. No prior dance knowledge was needed to take part in the clinic with a total 24 dancers participating in the class.

“I think it’s most important that they have a great time, and that they get to connect with PHS because a lot of them may be going here in the future,” Gardner said. “So, it’s all about them having a great time and getting to interact with the dancers.”

The young dancers will have the chance to perform during the winter concert on Dec. 7-8 with the other dance classes. The junior clinic was a great opportunity for any student to discover a new passion or hobby for dancing.