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Dancing into basketball season

posted Dec 7, 2016, 11:04 AM by Unknown user

The Conway Springs High School dance team perform a routine to "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor at the pep assembly. The rally was to show support to the boys and girls basketball teams for their first game on Dec. 2.

Photo by Jade Leslie

Not only does winter bring the start of basketball season, it brings back the dance season as well. The Conway Springs High School dance team has been hard at work learning their routines for the season.

“We’ve learned a lot already, and all of the dances are fun, so I think it’s going to be a good season,” freshman Kelly Doffing said.

Members include senior Addie Jenkins; juniors Cassie Brozovich, Rianna Morris, and Jera Wolke; sophomores Makenzie Curry, Audrey Doffing, and Mariah Morris; and freshmen Kelly Doffing and Amy Zoglmann. Brozovich and Rianna are captains. Their sponsor is Stacy Zoglmann.

This season, all dances will be choreographed by members, with the first dance being done by Rianna.

“It can be very stressful choreographing a dance,” Rianna said. “It’s hard to think of things sometimes, but you always know you can rely on the other girls for help.”

Not only can it be stressful to choreograph a routine, it can become even more stressful to perform that routine.

“It’s even more stressful to perform the routine you’ve choreographed,” Rianna said. “After they announce you’re the one who choreographed the dance, all eyes are on you and you’re being judged by everyone.”

A new dance will be performed every home game, so the girls have a lot to learn before every performance.

“After the first week, it can get confusing and you start to mix up and confuse moves,” Brozovich said. “It can be a little difficult, but not overbearing.”

The dance team’s first routine will be at the home basketball game on Dec. 13 during halftime of the varsity boys’ game.