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The student choreography showcase, AFFIRMATION, was a huge success last evening. A HUGE thank you to Cindy Flach and to all of the choreographers and dancers who made this evening special. Also, thank you to Susan Anderson and Dr. Frank Berger for coming together to make this unique and powerful performance possible.


  Photo by Frolic Photography by Maryanne Way from "Woven," Jan. 17 at Harbison Theatre.
 Photo by Maryanne Way

Dustin Praylow has always wanted to be a pediatrician. The junior biology major is on track to make that happen, but not before he explores his other passion — dance.

The South Carolina native says he has been dancing most of his life, but he started training in high school. He plans to pursue a career in dance before going to medical school. Praylow is already on the way. 

During his free time, he choreographs dances for groups in the Pee Dee region near his home. 


The American Cancer Society estimated that more than 585,000 people in the United States would die of  cancer in 2014. The disease claims the lives of 1 in every 4 individuals, making it the second-most common cause of death in the nation behind heart disease.

But beyond the data, lie countless stories of triumph and defeat of people battling the disease and families who struggle to comfort their relatives. The students of the University of South Carolina’s Dance Program are sharing their personal stories through movement as part of their end-of-the-year choreography showcase.



Dancers practice for Dallas King's piece "We Are Only Human" (photo by Kelly Petty).
Dancers practice for Dallas King’s piece “We Are Only Human.” (photo by Kelly Petty)