The Value of the Angkor Dance Troupe . . .
. . . in the Eyes of Its Students
What's the Real Value of Involvement
With the Angkor Dance Troupe?
Listen as actual student dancers express satisfaction, achievements, hopes, and dreams as members of the Angkor Dance Troupe in these candid snippets.
- "The Angkor Dance Troupe is very important because it helps lift up the Cambodian culture. Dancing makes me feel like the spirit of the past is in me." -- Rancia Phin
- "I joined the Angkor Dance Troupe because I wanted to learn a lot of dances and grow up to be an assistant teacher so I can keep my traditions going on." -- Alex Proeung
- "It's important because during the war, our culture was nearly destroyed. Dancing makes me feel like I am helping to bring the culture back to life." -- Sopheap Chea
- "I joined the Angkor Dance Troupe, because I want to learn about my culture." -- Rothana Yean
- "I joined the Angkor Dance Troupe because I get to do break dancing and all kinds of other cool dances." -- Sam Meas
- "I joined the Angkor Dance Troupe because I like to dance. The Angkor Dance Troupe is part of my culture. The dance I enjoy most is the Coconut Shell Dance." -- Sochada Sam
- "I wanted to join because when I grow up, I will have a chance to teach other kids to dance." -- Amara Koam
- "I joined because my mom is a dancer, and I want to learn about my culture." -- Rothavy Yeam
- "I joined the Angkor Dance Troupe because I want to get better at break dancing." -- Rathana Mao
- "I joined the Troupe because I want to stay out of trouble after school, and I also like dancing." -- Sanny Meas
- "I wanted to join because my mom used to be a dancer. I wanted to dance since I was little." -- Serena Proeung
- "I joined because I want to learn more about my culture by dancing. I also want to make new friends." -- Emaly Horn
- "I have been in the Angkor Dance Troupe for six years. I joined because dancing is fun and interesting. I have friends who are also very good dancers in the troupe." -- David Noeuk