Morris dance school’s ‘Wizard’ earns national honors Last month, girls from Donna Mueller’s School of Dance donned “Wizard of Oz” costumes and followed the yellow brick road, all the way to the Dance Olympus Grand National Championships. The dancers performed a Wizard of Oz-themed hip-hop routine in a series of nationwide competitions beginning in March. They walked away with top honors in the junior grand national division, beating out other elite dance teams from throughout the country. The routine involved 15 local dancers ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old. Incorporating storytelling elements, the routine mimics plot lines from the beloved movie – surviving the tornado, following the yellow brick road – all while the girls execute traditional hip-hop moves.
Dress up in ‘Oz’ costumes and help us set a Guinness World Record In honor of Halloween and the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” movie this year, The Star is inviting readers to make Kansas the setting of a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” (Why let Missouri, where Chiefs fans set a decibel record at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday, have all the Guinness glory?) The number needed to set a record: more than 1,093, which was set June 13 by the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn. Details for our rescheduled event: Come in costume to Legends Outlets at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. We will gather by The Legends smokestack (near the Coach outlet) and take a group photo for the record books around 11:30 a.m. There will be raffles for prizes and, of course, lollipops.