High School Dance Teams Qualify for State!

High School Dance Teams Qualify for State!
Posted on 04/01/2021
This is the image for the news article titled High School Dance Teams Qualify for State!On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the dance teams from Nathan Hale and West Allis Central qualified for state making it the first time in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District history both teams qualified in the same year.

Nathan Hale Team Members are:
Head Coach: Michelle Scherer '93 | Assistants: Renee Zitzke '90, Jenna Riche '18

Emily Ball 2022, Isabella Castillo 2021, Addyson Collings 2024, Aniyah Crayton 2024, Jordan Crayton 2023, Paige Dreske 2021, Sydney Durfee 2021, Hayley Erickson 2021, Hanna Geboy 2021, Vada Glapinski 2023, Mikayla Harders 2023, Kylie Knutowski 2022, Gabrielle Lampe 2023, Aria Leguizamon 2021, Abby Leitel 2021, Taryn Lisinski 2023, Nadia Otero 2021, Morgan  Prindiville 2024, Morgan Rittenhouse 2022, Talia Rogers 2022, Lyndsey Werner 2022 and Kate Winkler 2021

West Allis Central Team Members are:
Head Coach: Emma Strankowski | Assistant: Emma Leitel

Maddy Bertz 2021, Mackenzie Butch 2022, Kylee Chapman 2024, Alyssa Donegan 2024, Hannah Donegan 2022, Sam Engel 2021, Elizabeth Ivancic 2024, Alex Landowski 2024, Jasmine Macias 2021, Tatym Marshall 2022, Amber Mendez 2023, Allison Redel 2023, Allie Strothman 2022 and Brianna Williams 2022

“Our dance teams put a lot of hard work into their routines.  Dance and Cheer are sports that require a lot of time and dedication. The work often starts in the summer and carries through the year.  These team performances are an important part of our football, girls' basketball and boys' basketball games,” explains West Allis Central Athletic Director, Justin Marien. 

The state dance team competition is virtual this year with the teams’ already having submitted their routines. The awards presentation and announcement is scheduled for April 25, 2021.  The statewide routines will be shown via wacpc.com with Hale’s kick-line routine showing roughly at 4:38 p.m. and Central’s jazz routine at roughly 5:11 p.m.  

“During the West Allis Central v Nathan Hale soccer game, the dance teams performed a joint routine. It was great to see them perform together. We are thankful for our dance teams -- their hard work has paid off this year,” adds Nathan Hale Athletic Director Greg Lucas.