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All they want to do is dance: LHS Viewettes' revue begins tonight

By Jessica Ferguson
May 2, 2012 at 11 p.m.

Longview High School Viewettes will take their audience on a trip through the calendar year tonight during their annual revue.

This year's theme, "These Are the Days," gives the dancers the opportunity to show off their moves during routines based around dates of the year, said Viewette Director Jamie Eisenhuth.

The revue, which is the highlight of the Viewettes' season, is an annual show that is deeply meaningful to many of the participants.

"This is my last show, and it's bittersweet because I'm very passionate about dancing and the Viewettes," Viewette Capt. Kevelyn Jones said.

"The show is like the seniors' last hoorah," Eisenhuth said. "The seniors get to record a video for their family, and they are shown during the show."

There will be 35 Viewettes participating in the show in the Mickey Melton Center for the Performing Arts. They will be accompanied by the high school's cheerleaders, majorettes, Viewette dance clinic participants and students from area dance schools.

The show also will feature a father and daughter dance.

Although each year's show is different, the dance team sticks to tradition for the finale, which is the same every year.

"The finale is something that will always be stuck in your head," former Viewette LaDana Moore said.

Moore danced with the team from 2004-07 and served as lieutenant her senior year.

"The revue is one of the main reasons why I wanted to be a Viewette," she said. "You can always tell who was a Viewette when you attend the show."

Moore described the dance team, which has been around for 47 years, as a sisterhood much like a sorority.

In addition to familiar faces, attendees will have the opportunity to take photos in the lobby of the performance center to remember the evening.

Proceeds from the show go back into production and start up for next year's team. The team also sometimes donates to charitable organizations.

Presale tickets for the Viewettes Revue are available at the high school's reception desk on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for $5. Tickets also will be sold at the door for $7 a person.

The revue will run tonight through Saturday, with performances starting at 7 p.m.

"It's going to be epic," Jones said.



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