5, 6, 7, 8 … on Zoom ?! Walden Grove High School Performing Arts Crew Crosses Pandemic
SAHUARITA, Arizona – The “Performing Arts Crew” also known as the “PAC” at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita is one of a kind… and, they continue to show that by fueling this one-of-a-good year.
Performing arts lessons… on Zoom? This is how Kristi Lopez was forced to teach when COVID hit, but that hasn’t stopped her students dancing the videos from continuing to go viral.
“The kids were in their kitchens, bathrooms and garage… and I was teaching them just that way,” PAC teacher Kristi Lopez told News 4 Tucson.
Definitely an unforgettable year. After learning from their kitchens, bathrooms and garages, the students were able to resume teaching in person in the spring.
“The only thing we were able to do was this video from Scooby Doo: “Scooby-Doo” Coming Home Video – YouTube
We learned a lot from it through Zoom and then we came here and were able to practice it many times. “
And this Scooby Doo video now has over 11,700 views on their YouTube page which has nearly 90,000 subscribers.
Although he had to reschedule the shoot four times, it’s safe to say that the team thinks it’s worth it. In fact, their comeback assembly dance “Marvel” of 2019 has over 5.2 million views: ‘Marvel’ Coming Home Coven Dance – YouTube
“We’re not studio kids… we’re only here for a short time. I think it’s just the family that we create here and we just show it when we play, ”said Adra Merchant, PAC senior.
“In the town of Sahaurita, everyone has a sense of who we are and the honor that comes with that name,” said Ryan Reedy, senior at PAC.
But who they are and the honor that comes with the name starts at the top …
“We just keep moving forward,” Lopez added. “And these are the kinds of dancers and kids that I have and I’m so proud of them.”
“There will always be ups and downs… and, you just have to overcome them. Every down there will always be a rise,” said Merchant.
Talk about perseverance. PAC is currently a 6-time consecutive state hip hop champion in Arizona… and, they hope to make a 6, a 7.
To learn more about the team, click on here.