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Elevating dance moves on campus

Spotlight shines on K-Pop/Hip-Hop Dance Club
Evaney Gutierrez

 The K-Pop/Hip-Hop Dance Club is one of Sanger High’s feature clubs on campus. Members meet and have the opportunity to dance and participate in many different performances throughout the school year.  Official meetings are weekly on “Mondays and Wednesdays, but leading up to a performance we have them every day,” says Ramos. Dancing primarily emphasizes K-Pop Music with some hip-hop influences.  

     Arun Amparachane, the club advisor, says, “This is a dance club and the expectation is that they have to dance and perform at different events throughout the school year.” 

     Ariana Briones, club president, says, “It welcomes people who enjoy expressing themselves through dance (k-pop and hip hop based). Gives people a chance to make friends and connections through this club.” 

     This is Amparachane’s fourth year in charge of the club. The goal for this year is to have more performances for our school,” said Amporachane. 

     They have been featured during club rush, Halloween, Christmas, and foresee more performances for Valentines, Easter, Mock Rock, Fresno State Amerasia Culture Nights and Sanger High Showcase. 

     Amporachane states that even as a Club Advisor students learn dances on their own with each other, and coach one another. 

     “This is all their work. Our group has been doing an amazing job preparing for performances and helping each other to become better dancers,” says Amporachane.

     Club vice president, Marcos Ramos, talks about dances they’ve learned from K-pop groups along with original dances.

      “I would say that although we are very diligent and we work hard in our dances, we also have fun experiences that balance out the pressure of learning new dances,” says Ramos.

     Amporachane states, “There are days we do some fun games (anything K-pop related), random dances and just hang out and enjoy each other’s company.”

     Briones recommends people to join the club.

      “For people thinking of joining this club, I would say do it. The amount of friends and relationships I’ve created from doing this club is something I’m very thankful for. It’s super fun and you get to share that fun with other people who share the same interest as you.”       

      Amporachane describes the club as a “hardworking, chaotic family.”

      While talking about opportunities, students within the club have several experiences. Amporachane stated, “Last year, we collaborated with Sanger West K-Pop Club for the Showcase and it was a great event at the end of the school year.” Seems like it needs a stronger ending statement. 



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Viviana Delsid
Viviana Delsid, Editor In Chief
Viviana Delsid is currently a 16 year old junior attending Sanger High School. She was and raised in Sanger. Before high school, she attended Sanger Academy Charter School from kindergarten through eighth grade. She is the oldest of four with three younger brothers. This school year she is involved in Apache Girls Golf and Badminton. Her all-time favorite subjects include math, only when she can solve the problems, and ELA. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, binge watching shows and listening to music. This is currently her second year in Journalism. Her dream career is to be a teacher, and she hopes that one day this dream will include going to a University of California (UC).
Evaney Gutierrez
Evaney Gutierrez, Digital Managing Editor
 Evaney Gutierrez is a 17 year old senior at Sanger High School, and plans on taking on a career of fine arts and maybe a studies of biology as well, although she is indecisive of the college to attend . Gutierrez loves taking pictures and learning lots of new things and writing about the subjects she discovers. Gutierrez was a former journalist for highlights in 2023 as a reporter, but this year she is a Digital Managing Editor looking over the aspects of social media designs and the website. In  her free time likes to play the bass and hang out with friends, she also enjoys making new friends. Her favorite color is red and her favorite subject in school is English. Gutierez comes from a big family as well, she has four sisters and one brother. Gutierrrez's favorite family time is field trips and game nights. Gutierrez is excited to be a part of the highlights staff  for her last year at Sanger High.  
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