Jazz Hands all Around to Celebrate Wakeland’s Win


Dancers get the Dub – The Wakeland dancers flex their skills and bring home the blue ribbon.

Lauren Ferguson, Reporter

Preparation is key for any performance and dance is no exception. 

Dance instructor Mrs. Grubb and a handpicked group of students have been preparing for an evaluation of the chosen dancers skills on Jan. 31, 2020.

“I was really nervous when I was trying out for it because I really wanted to go,” freshman Kendall Smith said.

For some of these girls, this showcase meant a lot.

“I didn’t think I would get picked but now that I did, I have more confidence in my dancing,” freshman Katelyn Smith said.

The performance helped boost self-esteem among the group of girls.

“I feel like we’re going to do very well because everybody is very talented,” freshman Megan Emerson said.

The routine was taught upon arrival. The students had 15 minutes to practice and go over the moves. 

“I didn’t expect to be judged on my learning too, but the judges were there throughout the whole process; learning it, practicing it and performing it,” freshman Joslyn Wilson said. “It definitely made me more nervous.”

However, their pre-show jitters didn’t seem to affect their performance. 

“I was really nervous but we got a blue ribbon, which is the best you can get! I’m proud of everyone for doing so well.” freshman Anna Hayes said. 

The Wakeland dancers have proved they can persevere and work hard to achieve their goals.