Dance team dancing for first competition

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Dance team dancing for first competition

This Saturday the Highland Sapphires dance team will compete in their first competition of the season. They will compete in poms and hip-hop. Jill Dudek, head coach,  choreographed the poms dance and Elmo Scott, dance instructor and choreographer, choreographed hip-hop.

This Saturday the Highland Sapphires dance team will compete in their first competition of the season. They will compete in poms and hip-hop. Jill Dudek, head coach, choreographed the poms dance and Elmo Scott, dance instructor and choreographer, choreographed hip-hop.

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This Saturday the Highland Sapphires dance team will compete in their first competition of the season. They will compete in poms and hip-hop. Jill Dudek, head coach, choreographed the poms dance and Elmo Scott, dance instructor and choreographer, choreographed hip-hop.

Photo by Ashley Gomez

Photo by Ashley Gomez

This Saturday the Highland Sapphires dance team will compete in their first competition of the season. They will compete in poms and hip-hop. Jill Dudek, head coach, choreographed the poms dance and Elmo Scott, dance instructor and choreographer, choreographed hip-hop.

Ashley Gomez, Writer

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The team prepared by conditioning in the summer and practicing twice a week during the year. They believe they will do well because they are taking a unique path.

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Some of their strength are that they consider themselves family which show in their performances. “These guys have so much heart,” said Dudek. They are also one of the few teams that are diverse in their body types and their abilities. One of their weaknesses is that most of them do not have extensive dance training because of the lack of good dance schools in our town.

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“I think we are going to do great this weekend because we have been progressing very well the past couple of months and have made major improvements,” said junior Victoria Guerrero.

“This Saturday I believe that we will do amazing because we’ve been working really hard for the past couple months now and we push ourselves really hard,” said junior Aylin Chavez.

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“I feel this weekend we are going to do really well because we have been making major improvements these past few months. I am very excited to see how we will do,” said sophomore Jana McCarthy.

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