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Each year, WKU dance students take the stage for The Dance Project, a series of shows that highlight choreography and performance from students and alumni. To be part of the show, dance students must go through a series of faculty adjudications. Then, once selected, they choreograph their own pieces to be performed.

This year, four completely student-led performances were held from Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11 in the Gordon Wilson Hall Lab Theater. Here are some of our favorite moments from the shows.

Hunter Mayfield, a junior from Louisville, gets ready backstage before the first dance performance. Mayfield took part in the opening dance in the show, which was a group dance he and other dance students choreographed.

From left to right, Owensboro freshman Abby Palmiter; Hendersonville, Tennessee junior Mimi Burrow; and Wilmore junior Tori Menefee practice their dance at a dress rehearsal on Feb. 7. The three performed a dance that consisted of powerful movements in order to tell a story.

Louisville junior Lilly Comstock dances with Matthew Dant, also a Louisville junior, to close the show. Each dance told a different story and was an original piece put together by the dance students. Their dance represented a relationship between a boy and girl.

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