Great Oak Dance Teams see fantasy come alive at happiest place on earth

The Dance Teams from Great Oak High School pose for a picture in Mickey’s Toontown after performing at Disneyland last month. Courtesy Photo.
The Dance Teams from Great Oak High School pose for a picture in Mickey’s Toontown after performing at Disneyland last month. Courtesy Photo.

Great Oak High Schools junior varsity and varsity Dance Teams sent in a submission to Disneyland’s Performing Arts division late last year, in hopes of having the opportunity to perform. Most people don’t realize the many hoops a program must jump through to be granted access to perform at the happiest place on Earth. The submission started back in October 2016 when Stephanie Rosser, the Great Oak Dance Team Advisor, went to work submitting the needed information, including video performances and photos of the teams unity and team descriptions

“The submission process is quite challenging as well as specific in nature of performances within Disneyland Parks Rules and Regulations. I told the program to be patient and keep working hard,” says Rosser.

Great Oak High School’s Dance Teams performed at the Fantasyland Theatre inside of Disneyland Friday, April 14. Courtesy Photo.
Great Oak High School’s Dance Teams performed at the Fantasyland Theatre inside of Disneyland Friday, April 14. Courtesy Photo.

The Teams were then notified in February of this year that they were not only selected, but also given the opportunity to perform in April. After following specific guidelines of Disney Rules and Regulations the teams were then notified their performance was approved and would take place at the Fantasyland Stage at 11 a.m. Friday, April 14. The teams from Great Oak showed up and nailed their performances that day, concluding a historical season for their program.

“The ability to perform within such a grand organization was not only a privilege but a true honor. Our teams showed the dedication of hard work and determination to showcase to all visitors at Disneyland, just what Great Oak High School Dance Teams true talent and appreciation of the Art of Dance is all about,” exclaimed Rosser.

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