by Nicolas Andrade
Music, dances, lights, some jokes, some drama, and all the tickets sold! All of this effort for a contest that awards the winner nothing. Nothing but pride, a sense of superiority, and a good mood for the after party. Who decided who wins one might ask? A team of recognize individuals for their work involved in the school, teachers and graduated students from the school. Jennifer Gil, Jonathan Fein, and JP. This year the competition took it to the next level, the actors and actresses performances were exemplary, and the costumes were unique.
The competitors (10th -12th grade) showed the crowd that choreographies is no game, no joke, and all of them deserved an award. However, there is only space for one winner, which turned out to be 2014´s 12th grade class. Congratulations guys, you deserve it!
Still unsettling however, was a very confusing moment, when the judges stated the winner. It was clear that 10th grade took third place, and that 11th grade took second, however, , seconds before stating that the 12th graders won, one of the judges – JP – said that the competition was so tough that there was a tie. When the audience started to boo, JP said immediately said, “Sexto curso gano” leaving 10th grade at the bottom. Although at the beginning it looked like 12th grade and 10th grade won the first place, JP named 12th grade the winner, with no clarification of why he originally announced the tie.
This “accident” at the choreographies shocked us all, and we will never know what happened. What we know is that every competitor gave everything they had. The 10th graders surprised us with their lead dance, bringing unique costumes, while the 11th grade did a great job with their scenography, and 12th grade`s acting was similar to that in Broadway. Who took the prize – what prize? – the 12th grade, and they deserved it, there is nothing you can do – if you lost – just relax and keep it classy and remember that there will be another chance next year.