None

xConnectNW 214 - DeTour Dance Company

xConnect Northwest
Shaynese Deas and Dominic Hernandez joined Greg Mills to discuss Detour Dance Company.

Producer: Tyler DeLong, Associate Producer

Online Version: Tyler DeLong

Posted: October 9, 2016 at 6:10 a.m..

About 30 Students at Washington State Universitie give their time and their tireless energy twice a week to not only further their art, but also their friendships. The payout is something many members have come to call family. Detour Dance Company is a cornerstone for WSU art and a foundation for dancers both on and off campus. They have been featured in perfromances ranging from cultural programs like Shades of Black to their own annual showcase.  

Shaynese Deas, co-leader of DeTour Dance Co. said it's as much a part of building relationships and family ties than it is about that dancing. 

"When we try to recruit new members, we don't really try to sell them on dancing," Deas said. "We know that we're here for school and that there are stresses from each major that we just want to get away from." 

"We want everyone to feel like (DeTour) can be a second family for them," she said. 

Dominic Hernandez, co-leader of DeTour Dance Company said that in addition to a home and a family, DeTour works as a soure of networking. "We call each other for everything and we teach each other and take time to help each other out in any way that we can," he said. 

They said that the future of the organization is to establish DeTour to a point that it can be passed down to underclassmen. "Hopefully, we get to a point where the university recognizes us and we can get more requests to perform," Hernandez said. 

DeTour Dance Co. practices Monday and Wednesay at 8 p.m. in the Smith Gym. you can find them at http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/detour/About 

 

Related Content from our Public Media Partners

Dancing to Learn... Science
NOVA

Dancing to Learn... Science

A program uses choreography to get kids from diverse communities excited about science.

Group Effort Dance Company
xConnect Northwest

Group Effort Dance Company

A local group at WSU seeks to get people moving and on the dance floor.

Dancing to Learn... Science
NOVA

Dancing to Learn... Science

A program uses choreography to get kids from diverse communities excited about science.

Watch Online

Each Monday at 2:30pm pacific you can tune into a brand new epsiode right here on NWPTV.org. To particpate in the conversation simply connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Google+. Social media not your thing don't worry, e-mail us or live chat with our producers every Monday at 2:30pm pacific right here.

Important Links

xConnectNW Home

Connect With Us!

Past Episodes

xConnectNW is a weekly interactive program streamed live. This show engages our viewers and makes YOU part of the show.

Quick Bits

Got A Show Idea? Want To Be On The Show?

E-mail our producer Kanale Rhoden

Behind the Scenes at xConnectNW