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Dance Performs New Field Show “The Heist”

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Junior dance team member Anita Reyna holds up the necklace at the end of the field show “The Heist”.

The dance team has a new field show for the year called “The Heist,” in which dancers maneuver around band members to steal a necklace placed upon a podium.

“Every year we find out the next season’s show and it just depends on what the coaches and directors decide to do,” junior dance team member Anisa Reyna said. “They do this whole surprise thing to surprise everybody.”

The whole plot of “The Heist” are the band performers and dancers, each trying to get the diamond necklace off the stage on the field.

“This jewel necklace is going around, the dance team has it and then it kinda goes throughout the band and it’s just like dance team vs band, it’s pretty cool,” Reyna said. 

Reyna is the member in the show that goes up onto the podium and holds up the necklace when the show concludes. 

“It was so fun, it’s a little nerve wracking because you just don’t know how the show is going to go,” Reyna said. “Especially first time performances sometimes don’t go as planned but it was fun and cool to show everyone, especially at the football game.”

The first performance at the varsity football game against Lawrence Free State was where the show was first unveiled.

Senior Hannah Royer holds a newspaper flag during the field show at the first home game of the year against Lawrence Free State. (Annie Self)

“It went well, we don’t have the full show done yet but I think the dance team definitely was happy about it and our next practice we all talked about it and how fun it was,” Reyna said.

Different from years past, this performance has a more developed storyline.

“I definitely think this is my favorite one so far,” Reyna said. “There’s more of a storyline to it this year and the music is really fun.”

Dance and band will perform “The Heist” at each home football game and at their competitions for the 2023-24 school year as well. 

 

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Addison Smith, Online Editor
Addison Smith is a senior and Online Editor for the Owl Post. This is her third year on staff, previously serving as a staff member. Addison is involved in Rho Kappa, Link Crew and Quill & Scroll. Outside of school, Addison enjoys hanging out with friends, making art and watching TV shows, her favorites including, “The Rookie” and “Community.” Addison is looking forward to advancing the print paper, furthering her photography and writing stories about the community. What Addison loves most about journalism is the ability to spread information to the public and the fascinating world journalism provides through writing and photography. 
Annie Self, Design Editor and Social Media Manager
Annie Self is a senior and the Design Editor and Social Media Manager for the Owl Post. This is her second year, previously serving as a writer. In her free time she enjoys dancing, going out to eat and spending time with her family, friends and dogs. Annie is excited to take on the role of Design Editor and Social Media Manager and hopes to improve the consistency of the print paper. 

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