Dance team gets sideline showcase

Livia Schianodicola and Madison Mule hold their poms in the air while doing a sideline routine during the football game.


            The dance team has always captivated students with half-time performances at football games, but this season, the team made it a goal to expand involvement outside of half-time. Continuing their traditional halftime performances, this fall, the team started participating on the sideline, dancing to songs played by the band alongside the cheerleaders.   

            Through all four quarters of each football game, the team used to stand on the side, waiting for their turn to perform. “We wanted to be more involved and be able to do more things, not only at football games but other events as well,” said senior captain Madison Mule.  

            Some members of the team had hoped to see an increase in their involvement for quite some time. Senior co-captain Isabella Hoffman shared, “My grade especially always talked about wanting to make a change not only for us but for years to come.”  

Seniors Isabella Hoffman, Isabella Florio, Amanda Feldman, and Taylor Castagne dance on the sidelines at the Pink Out game.

            The team spent time and hard work trying to make their dream a reality. “My fellow seniors on the dance team and I had multiple meetings with Dr. Sasso to talk about our dream, and he made it come true this season,” explained senior co-captain Taylor Castagne.  

            At the first home game of the 2022 football season, the team executed their first half-time performance of the season and showcased their new dances alongside the cheerleaders. Cheerleader Lilian Antar said, “It’s so nice that they are able to get more involved and showcase their talent to not only the student section and parents, but to other schools as well.”  

            In addition to their new sideline debut, the team is planning to start dancing competitively again. A member of the University of Delaware Dance Team will choreograph the team’s routines, incorporating genres such as jazz and hip hop. “A year ago, we would’ve thought you were crazy if you told us we’d be doing the things that we get the privilege of doing today,” said senior co-captain Isabella Florio. “I hope that the girls continue to be able to say that after every single year.”  

Posted on 11/1/22 

Photos by Reese SanAgustin 

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