TOHS Dance Held a Drive-in Winter Concert

This year the TOHS Dance Department hosted their yearly Winter Concert In the form of a drive-in movie.


On Saturday, Feb. 13 2021, the Thousand Oaks Dance Department put on their yearly Winter Concert. This year’s theme was “Under the Big Top” and it was a drive-in. Teams and classes learned and filmed all their dances, and editors put it all together to make a show close to 2 hours long.

There were two ways to watch the show. One of the ways to watch the show was to stream it from a link provided by the dance team director. Another way to watch the show was to go to the drive-in movie. 

While also selling tickets, the Dance Department also sold concession baskets. In the concession baskets, there were glow sticks, waters, and an assortment of snacks which included candy and snacks. 

“I think the drive-in/virtual winter concert was a cool idea, It’s a fun way to showcase what we were working on all semester, while still being safe,” dance team member Kalyssa Hickman said. 

The Winter Concert is usually a three-night live performance, but this year it was filmed outside over the last couple of weeks at the school.

Many dancers involved in the show were able to watch from the luxury of their own car, alongside their teammates. Those that watched the performance from their car would tune into an FM radio station for the show’s audio. With 4 rows of socially distanced parking spaces and 3 total movie screens, it couldn’t get much better than that.

“Having to film all the dances for winter concert was definitely different. For one, there isn’t the same adrenaline you get from hearing the audience cheer and not being able to see them. Nonetheless, it’s great that we can even have a winter concert in these circumstances,” junior dance co-captain Rachel Yoon said.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances, the dance program was able to put on a wonderful showcase, and the 2021 Thousand Oaks Winter Concert was not one to miss.