by Olivia Van Kooten
PC Shine dance team placed fourth in pom along with a division 1 rating for both pom and jazz routines at the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team competition at Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, Nov. 29 . “During awards we were so pumped to get division I in Jazz. We reached our one goal,” said senior Abby Ambroson.
It was a bittersweet moment for the senior girls on the team. “We got a trophy and yes we had a few tears! What a fantastic end to a crazy four years. These girls are absolutely amazing and I am beyond proud,” said Ambroson.
PC’s Shine drill team is thriving as they welcome their newest addition, coach Sheena Lester from Knoxville. “I coached at Knoxville dance team before this, did drill team in high school and taught at a dance studio for years before this,” she said. Coach Lester is enjoying her role as coach. “They make my day every time I see them.” Coach Leester is amazed by how hardworking the girls are. “They always give hundred percent,” Lester said.
Seniors Chloee Reimer, serving her third year as a team captain, alongside Taryn Hugen who is serving in her second year as captain. A lot goes into preparation for state, but the captains try to make it enjoyable. “We work out, we go over moves and clean the routine,” Hugen said. “We also just wanna make sure it is fun, and that everyone is having a good time. There are thirteen girls on the team eight of those dancers have performed at the State competition on this past Thursday, November 29 at Wells Fargo Arena. They performed two routines a pom and jazz routine, the girls danced to “Lady” by Meghan Trainor for their jazz song for their pom routine they will be dancing to “Let’s Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez
The team is looking forward to homecoming and basketball performances in January, “I think we all enjoy homecoming,” senior Megan said. “The captains always choreograph a fun routine for us and it’s just different than anything we do all year. It’s fun!”