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Los Osos Winter Dance Show Preview

All dance classes focus their efforts first semester on the Dance Show, which is a culmination of the skills they acquired this year. (Photo by LOHS Yearbook)
In preparation for the Dance show, LOHS Dance greatly advertised the hype toward their Usher “Halftime” show. (Photo by LOHS Yearbook)
In order to accommodate the vast interest in attending the LOHS Dance Winter performance, the school decided to allow a Saturday night performance in the gym where students cheered and held up their phones, becoming part of the show itself. (Photo by LOHS Yearbook)

The Los Osos dance department is hosting its 21 annual winter show. Every year this tradition is continued, but this year is a bit different. In addition to the annual show, there will also be a second show, a community show.
The first show will be held Friday, December 8 at seven pm in the Los Osos Theater.

The students that are performing take dance classes as an elective. A total of five classes will be performing on Friday- one Dance 1, two Dance 2, Junior Varsity (JV), and Varsity. They will each be performing three routines.
A member of Dance 2, Sophomore Jaydene Takang, said, “I feel really good about it. I think it’s gonna be really good. I know a lot of people are going to like the songs, the vibe, and the theme we put together.”
The show will include some recaps of dances they’ve done this year for school rallies or football games.
However, JV and Varsity have a twist to their dances. They have the opportunity to showcase a student-led ensemble. In groups of eight to twelve dancers, they will showcase dance with their choreography, music, and costumes.

LOHS Dance students strutted their skills across the stage during their Friday night performance. (Photo by LOHS Yearbook)

The additional show will be happening the next day, Saturday, December 9 in the Los Osos gym at 7 p.m. All of the groups are joining together for a new ensemble; a tribute show for Usher.
Currently, he has a residency in Las Vegas. But in February, he is headlining the 58th annual Super Bowl Halftime Show. The Super Bowl is worldwide exposure. The show averages 113 million viewers making it the 3rd most watched show in history. Now he has been awarded the same opportunity as stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.
The Director Ms. Muego said, “Our community show on Saturday, however, is something we’ve never done before! We’ve never held a dance show in the gym so we’re excited to bring that rally-like energy and experience to our audience members.”The Los Osos dance teams are famous for their dances at rallies and football games. They’ve gone viral on social media countless number of times, and have been recognized by ABC News, ktLA news, “Good Morning America”, Cardi B, and more. Their new production, the “Usher After Party”, will be another chance for the teams to showcase their amazing group dance skills.

I know a lot of people are going to like the songs, the vibe, and the theme we put together”

— Jaydene Takang


Families were able to gather in the theatre at Los Osos to celebrate the progress and success of the LOHS Dance students. (Photo by LOHS Yearbook)

Senior Natalia Mitchell, a JV captain, is a veteran. These are her fourth and final shows. She said, “I am very excited for this year’s winter dance show because it is my last one. I’ll be able to spend it with my friends who are all such amazing dancers and we’ll be able to show off all of our hard work so far to our friends and families.”
The teams have been practicing daily for months. Some of the dancers have even dedicated time outside of school hours to practice for the shows.
Admission is $10 per ticket for both shows. The doors open at 6:15 pm, and the shows start at 7 pm. Seating is first come first serve. Please come out and support the dance department!

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