After the pandemic prevented the Character Dance Ensemble (CDE) from traveling for three years, the School of Dance student group finally crossed the globe once again to dance and learn this spring. Fourteen students flew to Tokyo in May to study traditional Japanese dance — and perform CDE repertoire.
“It’s eye opening to see how much dance there is around the world and to be a part of it,” said Megan Lynch — a senior double majoring in ballet and history and the CDE president.
As a freshman, Lynch had hoped to go to Japan with CDE in 2020, but — like everyone else — her world turned virtual in March that year. So the School of Dance brought the world of dance into students’ living rooms.