One Final Show

For the 10th year in a row, the dance team puts on a variety show to finish off their season.


Juan Wilson

The variety show was held on March 22 and 23.


he dance team continues to go above and beyond by performing at sporting events, competing at local, state and national competitions, as well as organizing the variety show. This year the 10th annual event showcased dancers and students throughout the school. It marks the end of the dance team’s season.

“The variety show is a great way to finish off our season,” sophomore Lauren Seurer said. “It is always fun to see so many people included in it. I love watching my family and friends perform.”

The show includes routines from the STARS, junior varsity, and varsity dance teams, as well as the varsity teams parents, the guy/girl routine, the Mr. Jaguar dance as well as singing and dancing from students.

“My favorite part about the variety show is the senior routine,” Seurer said. “They always keep it a secret until the night of the show, and the dance is filled with inside jokes and memories that we have made throughout the year.”

The variety show felt extra special for the dancers this year since the team captured the state title for the first time in school history. This is only West’s second state championship in any sport, so winning the title was exciting for the community.

“This year we accomplished the one last thing that the seniors had never done before,” senior Kenzie Baucum said. “Winning state motivated us to finish out our year stronger than ever.”

On top of serving as a year in review for the dance team, the variety show also is the final performance for the seniors. This year, fifteen seniors performed for the last time ever as a varsity dance team member.

“After everything that we have accomplished, the variety show this year felt bittersweet,” Baucum said. “We had one of the happiest moments that a team could experience, then we had to say goodbye.”