By Kelly Youngblood
If you’ve only seen the video of the Mahomet-Seymour High School dance team’s powerful performance that’s gone completely viral on the Internet, there is a chance for you to see it live and in person later this month.
The Mahomet-Seymour dance team plans to perform the routine, which earned it 8th place in the IHSA Class 1A championships and more than 3 million views on YouTube, on Senior Night, Friday, Feb. 26, at the high school.
The three-minute dance routine is performed to a spoken word piece called, “What room does fear have?” by Jon Jorgensen.
The piece talks about fighting fear through a relationship with God.
Margaret Miller, the MSHS dance coach and fourth grade teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary in Mahomet, said she and her dance team are humbled by the response they’ve gotten since one of the dancer’s moms posted the video online.
“Our hope was to share this powerful message with others. We never imagined it would go this far,” Miller said.
When asked why she thinks the dance has gone viral, Miller said she believes “everyone can relate to the captivity of fear and everyone needs and craves hope.”
“We live in a fear-filled world, but if we want to live to our fullest potential, there shall be no room for fear in our hearts,” Miller said.
For more information about the story behind the routine, check out this YouTube video of Miller talking about it at First Christian Church in Champaign.
Youth Dance Clinic Offered
A youth dance clinic will be held on Feb. 15 for first through sixth grade students interested in dancing with the MSHS dance team. Participants will then perform at a basketball game on Feb. 16. For more information about the clinic, go here.