by Emily Mitchell | January 17, 2018 5:49 pm
by Susan Neuhalfen
Drawing on a theme from the Wizard of Oz, the Liberty Christian dance team placed second at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state competition in Waco in November. Additionally several team members were named to the First Team All-District.
“I am so proud of all of our girls,” said Dance Team Director Lindsay Rose. “It brings me so much pride to see them rewarded and honored for their hard work.”
Their pom routine was performed to “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” while their lyrical routine was “Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked. The idea came after the team visited NYC last year together and went to see Wicked.
The girls started practicing these dances last summer and put in more than 100 hours of rehearsals to prepare. Then, on the week of the competition, the team was struck by illnesses and injuries.
“Everyone had been perfectly healthy and then the week of the competition several of the girls got sick,” said Rose. “Our lead point person performed with the flu. That’s how dedicated this team is.”
The dance team at Liberty is the thing of legacies. Rose has been the dance team director for 3.5 years, but first she was an alumna and had performed on this same team for four years herself. She is especially proud of what strong character the girls on the dance team have always carried.
“We compete at a high level and winning is great, but it’s more important to have strong character,” said Rose. “We have always had a Christ-centered background.”
Congratulations to the following individuals:
First Team All-District: Lexie Austin, Charlotte Copeland, and Caroline Joyner; and Honorable Mention: Audrey Carrington, Ashleigh O’Neal, and Bailee Utter.
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