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Fisher Dance Club Supports, Uplifts Members

October 3, 2022

“Members can find a sense of belonging and community of dancers who support and uplift each other no matter what dance experience they have.” That’s how Fisher Dance President Rhianna Nasal describes the club.

Fisher Dance at a past recital.

With that philosophy, it’s easy to see why Fisher Dance has been a past recipient of the Cardinal Award for Club of the Year.

A performing and fine arts student-led organization at St. John Fisher University, Fisher Dance offers a variety of classes each semester including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, modern, or musical theater.

At Fisher Dance, e-board members assist in choosing songs and styles of dance to choreograph. These include songs for recitals that all students are encouraged to help create. Students participate in solos, duets, trios, and group dances. 

During dance rehearsals, students laugh and bond through dance, something that every member has in common. Nasal said that dance is an outlet to relieve stress and decompress after a tedious or stressful day of classes and other responsibilities. “Fisher Dance provides a welcoming environment where students can have fun, express themselves, and share a love of dancing,” she explained. 

Nasal, club officers, and other dancers are dedicated to creating a stress-free environment where current and new members can participate happily. “We are all able to express ourselves through a shared interest as well as make friends and memories that will last long after we all graduate college,” she said. 

Fisher Dance meets in Murphy Dance Studio from 6:15 to 10:45 p.m. on Sundays and from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Find Fisher Dance on Instagram (@fisherdance) and on the Cardinal Hub.