American Sign Language students audition for variety show


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These are American Sign Language Interpreters. They are signing for the Gospel Meets Symphony at Mount Cavalry Baptist Church in Akron, Ohio. This program was founded 21 years ago.

Lilah Foley, Staff Writer

There will be no singing or dancing for this group on stage!

A group of American Sign Language students in years two or three are signing the song “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon at the Sycamore High School Variety Show in Cincinnati, Ohio on Oct. 9, 2015.

These students have been practicing all year and are almost ready to perform in the upcoming show.

Sophomore Tasha Baker said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to show my skills in the 2015 Variety Show. I love American Sign Language and I am honored to be able to get more involved in the language.”

The students auditioned on Monday, September 21st and their one-minute excerpt from “Shut Up and Dance” made it in the 2015 Variety Show.

Sophomore Isabella Stevens said, “It’s a really fun experience to learn how to sign this song. It’s amazing to see how you can take a song and turn it into signs so that a deaf person can ‘sing along.’”

Be sure to watch these performers showcase their talent at the 2015 Variety Show.