VHS Dance Inferno prepares for holiday recital

VHS Dance Inferno prepares for holiday recital
The Vermillion High School Dance Inferno is preparing for the its fourth annual holiday dance Recital. The theme for this year's recital is "Dancing Through the Decades." Dances to be performed will represent popular music from past decades, with a wide variety of dancing, such as swing, jazz, ballet and hip-hop.

Favorites such as I'm Your Venus, Stayin' Alive, and Thriller will be performed, as well as medleys of music from Madonna, The Backstreet Boys, and the movie Grease.

Each class will perform a small-group dance, and juniors Kaili Johnson and BreAnn Lueders will perform solo dances. Senior Nancy Abbott will perform a duet with guest dancer, Holly Ehresmann, a senior at Yankton High School.

In addition to music from past and present decades, the Dance Inferno will be performing routines previously seen at VHS football games this fall. Specialty dances to Christmas music and the Dance Inferno's own "glow dance" will be performed.

Assistant VHS Dance Inferno coach Meganne Hovden, a VHS graduate and current member of UDance, has choreographed many of the dances. Teri Bellis taught the Dance Inferno famous moves from the 1970s and choreographed a dance medley with such moves as "the bump" and "the hustle."

In addition, the high school dancers choreographed a number of the works to be performed.

The 2005-2006 VHS Dance Inferno is comprised of 17 members. The senior members are Nancy Abbott, Carrie Christensen, Amy Mart, Patricia Merrigan and Breean Solberg.

Junior members of the Dance Inferno include Ariel Hofman, Kaili Johnson, BreAnn Lueders, Shannon Robinet, Bethany Sand and Tristen Upward.

Sophomore members are Brittany Bye, DeNell Dykstra, Raychel Lorenz and Heather Zimmerman, and freshman members are Tia Krier and Leah Miller.

The "Dancing Through the Decades" Holiday Recital will have two shows this year: the first was performed Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. A second performance is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the VHS Auditorium. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students 12 and under.

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