Holy Cross student performers ventured to Lake Buena Vista, Florida to participate in the Disney Sings Performing Arts Workshops at the Walt Disney World Resort. The students learned audition skills, vocal techniques and musical selections under the guidance of a professional Disney performer. Their hard work culminated in a performance at The Landing at Disney Springs. They also recorded an excerpt from the two classic songs Part of Your World and Under the Sea from Disney's The Little Mermaid and placed their recording over footage from the original film.
"The students got to interact with the Disney production staff and a performing arts teaching artist," said Sean Lewis, Music Teacher. "He talked about what it takes to work at Disney."
"It was great to have the opportunity to meet and work with someone who is a Disney performer," said Jenna Hulstrunk '21. "It was cool to see how to start a career there."
While the students learned many techniques to better themselves as performers, the most important information they walked away with was the required characteristics it takes to truly make it as a performer. These include: Focus. Flexible. Quick. Awesome. Friendly.
"Everyone was so excited to go; me especially," said William D'Avino '20. "I have never been before, and I love everything Disney. I was so happy that we were going to perform together as a group at Disney Springs."