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High school dance team grabs internet’s attention with hilarious Pixar-themed pep rally
This is the best homecoming assembly I've ever seen.
Cherie Gozon
06.08.21

Homecomings. Either you love or hate it.

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Some people dread homecoming reunions because it reminds them of the horror that is high school. But if you let bygones be bygones, homecomings can be a bittersweet reminder of yesteryears.

You can always go around and be entertained.

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One can make chitchat and socialize with schoolmates and update each other with their lives. Or you can sit down and enjoy the food, music, and dance. Special presentations are something to watch out for, too.

This is one homecoming assembly dance presentation that will surely wow you.

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YouTube Screenshot|ThePAC Walden Grove

Walden Grove High School’s Performing Arts Crew (PAC) Dance Team has made waves all over the internet for their dance performances that went viral. This one is during their homecoming assembly.

The theme? Pixar’s greatest movies.

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While you can see how seamless and effortless their dance number seems, the conceptualization process is never easy. The student council picks a theme and PAC Dance Team’s coach and choreographer, Kristi Lopez, mulls over it a lot.

Kristi told The AZ Weekend:

“I spend a week complaining to myself how I can’t do it, and then I get over it and somehow come up with something.”

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All that paid off when you see their masterpiece.

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YouTube Screenshot|ThePAC Walden Grove

This dance choreography features the greatest Pixar movies: Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Up, and Monsters Inc.

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YouTube Screenshot|ThePAC Walden Grove

You’ll first see “Andy” playing with his toy, then placed them in the toy box and left the scene.

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Just like the movie, the toys came to life. Woody and Jessie came out first along with the Green Soldier; then Bo Peep and Buzz Lightyear followed.

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Then, The Incredibles went on stage, followed by Nemo and Dory, Russell of Up, and James, Mike, and Boo of Monsters Inc.

The group showcased the undeniable grace and precision of their dance.

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YouTube Screenshot|ThePAC Walden Grove

The crowd cheered for every character that came out on stage; their familiarity probably reminded them of their beloved animated characters. The entire choreography was well-applauded with costumes (including face paint) and props to color their number.

This champion group showed the world various times of the talent and creativity they have.

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YouTube Screenshot|ThePAC Walden Grove

This Pixar-themed dance presentation for Walden Grove High School’s homecoming assembly wasn’t the only video that went viral. Their performances with the themes Harry Potter, Avengers, and Wizard of Oz also gained praises from fans worldwide.

They also performed in various television shows.


They guested in Good Morning America featuring their Harry Potter dance routine, while they showed the fantastic choreography of their Oz-inspired dance when they competed in America’s Got Talent.

The dance team members are not only proud of their achievements but are thankful for their coach as well.

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A senior dance team member, Kayla Brown, said that their coach had given her many life lessons that she would never have gotten elsewhere. Clearly, for most of these kids, the dance team has become a family.

As for Kristi Lopez, she’s just happy to see these kids’ dreams come true.

“This is way better than anything I ever did; watching the kids and seeing their dreams be fulfilled. I was done fulfilling it for myself,” said Lopez.

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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