Revels 2014: Get Your Move On

Photo by Kristopher Dobbins / THE FLARE. Jordan Baird flips during the Swingster dance “Crystallize Mash Up.”
Photo by Kristopher Dobbins / THE FLARE. Jordan Baird flips during the Swingster dance “Crystallize Mash Up.”

The 69th annual Rangerette Revels continues at 7 p.m. Saturday in Dodson Auditorium.

The show is entitled “Get Your Move On” and resembles a combination of “Dancing With the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” A viewer could easily mistake sitting in Dodson Auditorium with feeling like a part of a live studio audience.

“Get Your Move On” is dedicated to Joyce Pennington, president and CEO of American Dance/Drill Team and Honorary Lifetime Member of Rangerette Forevers. She has actively supported the Rangerettes for about 30 years through multiple projects.

Austin Head, manager and Voice of the Rangerettes, and Kim Jackson Wheeler, former Rangerette, host the show. They play themselves instead of characters and keep the show rolling.

“They wanted it to be real people that have a role in the organization,” Head said. “I’m The Voice of the Rangerettes, so I think it just fits better that way.”

Ten teams consisting of dancers from drill teams across the state are being included in the show. During each performance, two teams will compete against each other and a panel of judges will critique their number.

Brad Anderson, Shelley Wayne, jon Fisher, Afton Fox Beadles serve as judges.

KC’s twirlers are also featured in the show.

“This is my first year in Revels,” said Amanda Kessler, Gladewater freshman, keeper of the twirlers. “It’s a wonderful experience. Everyone is so excited.”

There are a small number of tickets available in the balcony for 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

To purchase tickets, call the Rangerette Box Office at 903-983-8179 or online at www.rangerette.com.

The box office will open one hour before each show if tickets are available.