We Got The Groove


Advance Dance Team Practices on the Field (Photo Courtesy of Anthony Thomas)

Rebecca Wilson, Staff Reporter

Millikan’s Advance Dance team is determined to start the new year strong. This year’s team is led by senior captains Elaina Gallo and Lexi Gabiero. Their practices are held during eighth period and after school three to four times a week. This school year, the team has already performed at football games, rallies, dance invitationals, dance clinics, and most recently, Millikan’s 2021 holiday show. Currently they’re preparing for the LBUSD Dance Spectrum and their yearly Spring Dance Concert.

List of Millikan´s 2020-2021 Advanced Dance Team members as seen on their website

“This year’s team is one of the strongest groups yet,” says Millikan dance teacher Jennifer Waters. “The dancers are committed, focused, are strong technically and have great style. They support and encourage each other during rehearsals and performances.” 

Waters believes that the biggest struggle for the team has been getting back to performance and rehearsal schedules after spending the past school year online. 

¨The dancers also train outside of school at various local dance studios. They must manage our schedule along with their individual studio classes and competitions,¨ says Waters. 

Despite the challenges, Waters has high hopes for the future of the Advanced Dance team. 

“We look forward to LBUSD Dance Spectrum and our Spring Dance Concert  here at Millikan,” says Waters.