By Isabel Montesanto,
The crowd roared as members of the Davis High dance team glided onto the basketball court of the DHS North Gym. Nine girls flew across the floor in well-rehearsed synchronicity, shifting tirelessly from pattern to pattern, executing impossibly high kicks and even sliding into perfect splits. They exited the court to another round of cheers from their audience.
The dance team performed a two-minute routine at the school wide rally today, supported by a mashup of songs including Christina Aguilera’s “Bionic” and Beyoncé’s “Partition”. The dance’s choreography was a group effort on the part of the entire team.
“The music was really quiet at the beginning and we were a little lost, but it went well. I think the parts I needed to work on I figured out,” sophomore Joey Tan said.
With today’s performance well behind them, Tan and the other dance team members will now focus on their upcoming performance at the homecoming game this Friday. The team will be dancing at half-time to Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself For Loving You” in a routine choreographed by senior Noriko Smallwood.
“We always do rock songs for football games because the audience is farther away,” Smallwood said.
According to Smallwood, rock songs work best with the big, slow movements that can be easily seen by a distant crowd.
The dance team will also perform choreography by seniors Beka Dunaway and Serena Roberts at the DHS vs Jesuit football game on Oct. 3.