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Student dance company hits stage for final time

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WESTON (WAOW) -- A local dance company made up of high school and college students is about to hit the stage for the final time.

Introspect is a group that uses dance and song to portray social issues. The group has performed for three years, but this year is its last.

"There's no feeling that can compare to when you're up on stage in front of a crowd of people, and they're cheering you on, and you say, oh I nailed that," said Introspect member Erik Boilesen.

"Being able to do something I love and be around people that I love is just a great feeling," said Introspect member Allison Scandin."

Members of Introspect love to perform, but they say their shows contain more than just entertainment.

"We're a group that's focused on portraying social issues through music and dance," said Introspect founder Lindsay Kujawa.

The group got started three years ago. Everybody in it is under the age of 25. They write their own shows and use popular music to delve into issues like adoption, unplanned pregnancy, and drunk driving.

"It's taught me a lot about how to help others and how to prevent serious things from happening," said Scandin, a senior at Wausau West High School. This is her first year as a member of Introspect. She says the audience can learn a lot from the group's performances.

"It'll really affect them," said Scandin. "There's a lot of different things happening that they could even relate to in a lot of ways, and it can teach them a lot of things."

This year's show runs Thursday through Saturday at the D.C. Everest Senior High School. It's the group's final set of shows since its founder, Lindsay, will soon graduate from college and get married.

But it's clear Introspect has had quite an influence on those who have taken part.

"It's always a really good group of people to work with," said Boilesen. "We all just have fun here."

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You can pick up tickets at the high school an hour before that. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. One dollar from each ticket goes to charity.

Online Reporter: Daniel Woodruff

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