South Salem High School has a variety of clubs, sports, and other extra curricular activities to participate in. Saxon Dance is amongst those activities and gives students different ways to stay healthy and active.
Saxon Dance will be having a state competition between the end of January and the beginning of February. The team has been practicing on the dances that they will be performing in the competition, and this month they have been working to clean up the performances to make them look as best as they can.
“My most favorite part about the competition is hearing the crowd cheer you on and hearing people say ‘good job’.” Tony Acosta ‘16 said.
First, the dance team arrives where the competitions will take place proceeds to do their routine practice. They also go over their forms and routines and get their hair and makeup done for the competition. There are two competitions in a day, and in between, the dancers will get rest and eat. Then they will continue to practice until they perform for their second competition. At the end, there are trophies that are awarded to winning teams.
“What I’ll miss the most is just working with others well with a team and competing with them.” Acosta said.
At the competitions, the teams get nervous and the adrenaline of competition starts to set in, but they still go out and dance to the very best of their abilities. The team supports each other, and as a team they work hard to make the year a good year for dance.
“My favorite part about competitions is when we all hang out together, and we bond.” Taylor Forsythe ‘16 said.