Pompon has strong showing at EMU

By Dani Uribe
staff writer

On Nov. 6, the varsity pompon team traveled to Eastern Michigan University to compete at the Dance and High Kick Championship. The team placed ninth in the medium varsity High Kick division and improved their score 18 points from last year.

The competition was attended by dance, pompon and drill teams from all over Michigan, which were categorized by size and level of the team. The teams could then compete in the divisions of hip hop, jazz, contemporary pom and high kick. High School High Kick was the biggest event, taking up the entire afternoon competition while the other events occurred in the morning.

“It was the best we’ve ever done,” sophomore Rebecca Lowery said.

Each team competing in High Kick generally has a “theme” to their routine, with choreography, costumes, and music going with that theme. This year, DHS’s was Ghostbusters.

“I loved our theme,” Lowery said. “It was fun and different from all the others.”
There are some things that Lowery said can be improved on.

“Next year we’ll add more dancing and creativity,” Lowery said. “Because we really realized this year it was more of a dance competition.”

The team was very happy with how they did and will compete at regionals at Heritage High School Jan. 28.

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