These boots are made for rockin’

Highsteppers Spring Show to be held the 26 and 27

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These boots are made for rockin’

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The Highsteppers’ annual Spring Show will be held April 26 and 27 at 6 pm in the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. The theme is “Rock of Ages”, featuring various rock songs from the late 20th century.

The team works for months in advance on the dances for the show.

“All of the dances we take to competition are also performed in Spring Show, so technically we begin learning dances in November,” coach Amber Reynolds said. “We start learning all of the other dances in February/March with a goal to have all choreography taught before April.”

Despite the work required, the team enjoys spending a last hoorah together at the end of the year.

“The girls put so much in to this final show. While the year may seem long with very few breaks, they all realize that this is their final time to perform as a team and that encourages them to push even further,” Reynolds said. “This show is a great way to wrap up a year with the team.  It’s a lot of work, but in the end it’s completely worth it to recognize the team and the seniors one last time.”

For captain Sarah Grace Boudreaux, Spring Show means the end of an era.

“Going through three other Spring Shows, I’ve experienced the other seniors being passionate about it and really pushing all of the girls on the team to do their best because this is their last performance, and I never truly understood, [but] I always was supportive,”  “This year I get to experience [my last Spring Show] and I truly feel like this is one of my last performances is dancing,” Boudreaux said “I want to push my team to do the best that they possibly can.”

Tickets are $5 and the event will also feature a silent auction starting at 6 pm before both shows. Auction winners will be decided during intermission of Saturday’s show and proceeds from the auction will go to the Highstepper Booster Club and funding next year’s costumes, contest, and choreographers.

 

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