MARSHALL - Award-winning dances, pretty princesses and a special tribute to the late Whitney Houston will be part of the upcoming Marshall Just for Kix spring show.
The Marshall JFK spring show "5, 6, 7, 8Dance," will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High School. The event will feature 23 dance numbers and about 280 dancers from age 3 through high school seniors.
"(For) the venue, we have a beautiful theater," said Marshall JFK director Jackie Louwagie. Louwagie said it can be tough to do some of the dances in the space, but the teams make it work.
The show will include the competition teams, the jazz and lyrical teams, Louwagie said, as well as the solo and double pieces that placed at United We Dance competition.
"The competition teams did real well this year," Louwagie said.
The jazz teams will perform a Whitney Houston tribute to Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody," Louwagie said.
"She was my favorite while growing up, so I had to do something for her," Louwagie said.
Louwagie said 26 couples will perform in the father/daughter dance to the Disney song "Once Upon A Time." One of those couples is a grandfather with his granddaughter.
"The girls are dressed as princesses," Louwagie said. The men will be dressed in black and white, Louwagie said. "The dads are kind of nervous."
Louwagie said JFK seniors Katlyn Bartz and Jenny Homan will also be recognized during the show.
"That's the last hurrah for the season," Louwagie said.