Penn’s dance troupes are as diverse as the student population itself. From swing dancing to South Asian fusion, students come together on the stages and in performances spaces around the University to work toward collaborative creative visions.
This fall, several student groups— African Rhythms, Arts House Dance Company, PENNaach, Soundworks Tap Factory, West Philly Swingers, and Yalla—let us capture a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to launch a show before an audience.
Photo at top: Jasmine Raj (middle), along with other members of the PENNaach dance troupe, run through a rehearsal session held at the Harnwell College House Dance Studio on October 16. PENNaach, founded in 1997, is Penn's only all-female South Asian fusion dance troupe.