Dancing on Broadway
Dance minors Ali Zdrojewski ’19 and Kaitlynn Ecker ’18 traveled to New York City this summer to study tap at Broadway Dance Center.
Ali Zdrojewski ’19 is a human development major with minors in dance and Hispanic studies. Kaitlynn Ecker ’18 just earned her degree in sociology with minors in dance and business management in May.
The common denominator is dance.
Zdrojewski, who is president of the Dance Club, and Ecker, who was captain of Sho’Troupe, both have been dancing since they were little girls, and both hope to teach dance after graduation. This summer, they pursued training at Broadway Dance Center, where they focused on tap. Their training was funded by the Department of Theatre & Dance’s Mary Martin Program in the Performing Arts.
“As dance minors, we share the same goal of expanding our knowledge of dance as a whole and, more specifically, in tap,” says Zdrojewski. “We wanted to train at Broadway Dance Center so that we could take classes from many choreographers from diverse backgrounds.”
Zdrojewski is looking forward to returning to campus this fall to share what she learned with her fellow dancers.
“The Mary Martin fellowship is a great program as it allows for students to learn from other artists and bring new knowledge back to the WAC community,” she says. “With the help of Professor A.T. Moffett, the members of the dance community at Washington College are always working together to build on each other’s creativity and push each other to challenge current views of dance.”
Ecker will begin a master’s degree program in social work at the University of Maryland this fall.