Programa de Talento en Espanol
Spanish Talent Show
The Spanish class at Daytona State college takes a very creative leap towards learning a new language this semester. Crom marimba solos to “lashmi”, the first semester of Spanish college students put their understanding of Spanish culture and language to the test in front of an audience. This marks the third semester that the DSC Spanish classes perform their Spanish Talent Show. This is not only for audience pleasure but also for a passing grade in the class. 10 students were chosen to display their talents related to the Spanish heritage. With acts consisting of trumpet solos, malabarismo (juggling), and Baile Folklorico (dancing) the contestants blew away the judges. “I was so nervous I’d forget a word or something”, explains Lauren Davis after her Por Siempre Solo. Minus some technical difficulties the students put on a spectacular show, braving their skills speaking a second language. Talented acts were not all these students had to offer their audience. They had also put together short skits with the help of Spanish professor Suzanne Stewart. These skits contained Spanish dialogue and most of them deal with how to handle everyday situations speaking Spanish. From trying to buy a pair of jeans to dealing with crazy people, each skit presented an understanding of what it’s like to interact using a different language. The show not only represented the knowledge and skill these students learned this semester, but it also helped raise money for a charity called Lucinda’s Hope. This charity is a nonprofit international organization sending supplies to those who need it in Honduras. With raffle tickets being sold for a dollar a piece, people from the audience had a chance to win a prize at the end of the performance. Each dollar entered in the raffle is donated to Lucinda’s Hope. With the Spanish Talent Show being performed once every semester to entertain audiences with talent and skill; they also provide hope to those who need it most in Spanish communities across the world.. Pictured from left to right, students Cori Reichwaldt sings the beautiful song Amorcito corazón, Stephanie Rice and Josh Mason dance the Bachata, and Bobby Posick plays his guitar and sings the song Tu cárcel.
Students plan on bringing back the Talent Show next semester, keep an eye out for it! Ciera Battleson In Motion Staff Writer Photos by Victor Rollins