Dance Team Auditions Scheduled for Next Week


Senior Maggy Jellison dances at the Senior Night football game.

The Kennedy Dance Team is holding tryouts for the 2023-2024 season. There will be an information meeting on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kennedy cafeteria for those interested in joining the team.

The Kennedy Dance Team performs routines at school events like pep assemblies or football games. They also compete throughout the year and attend camps in the summer.

“The team becomes a family because our season is year-round, and I look forward to when that transition starts. I also enjoy watching the girls compete; it’s a different feeling than when I was competing,” Head Coach Taylor Cropley said.

They had a successful competition season this past year with their pom, jazz, and lyrical group routines. There are also team members who got to perform choreographed solos at competitions.

“My favorite part about coaching the dance team is that the team is so hardworking and wants each other to succeed in all endeavors,” Cropley said.

They rehearse throughout the summer to work on technique and learn choreography for the upcoming season. Once the 2023-2024 school year begins, practices continue to keep routines clean.

“I think I’m most excited about practices next year,” said Junior Aubrey Wolf. “Even though they do get tough, it’s where we bond the most and build eachother up. It’s also so fun to see our dances come to life.”

The team is always open to new students joining the team. Coaches are looking for well-rounded and coachable dancers who work hard to better the team.

“I like being on the dance team because the environment is very welcoming,” Wolf said. “I think it’s super cool to be involved in something that shows school spirit and is also competitive.”

There are clinics to get students ready for auditions on Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m in the west gym. The final tryout date is Friday, May 19 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. If you have any further questions, you can email coach Taylor Cropley([email protected]) or coach Courtney Kalb([email protected]) for more information.