The Avon Lake Dance Team second annual showcase is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and will include teams from Northeast Ohio, including Avon.
The showcase, held at the Avon Lake High School main gym, is the largest fundraiser for the Avon Lake High School Dance Team.
The Dance Team is considered a club therefore must raise all funds on its own for uniforms, music and choreography.
“Myself along with my sister Tyra Taylor, both Avon Lake residents, took over three years ago as co-advisors,” Tru Pace said. “Our vision has been to grow the team to be as excellent and respected as other activities at the high school and to offer an outlet for dancers at the high school level. The athletic director, Tom Barone and the staff, as well as the athletic boosters, have been very supportive in helping us grow as a team.”
Each school will perform three routines to be spaced over the evening. Each squad will be presented with a participation award.
In addition to Avon Lake, local teams participating include Avon, North Olmsted, Elyria, Brecksville, Midview, Elyria Urban, North Royalton, and Avon Lake. Two local dance studios will be performing as well: Absolute Dance and Miss Kristin’s.
Tryouts for Avon Lake’s team are held every spring spanning grades 9-12. This year’s team is Karen Krause (team captain), Fjora Arapi, Emily Cline, Kiley Crannis, Kelly Frank, Kaitlynn Haag, Kylie Loebick, Jessica Lissener, Addison Reimer, Kelsey Schillinger and Erin Shreve.
“This year we have 11 team members and have grown every year,” Pace said. “The team performs at all spirit assemblies, JV and varsity basketball games and next year will be competing in competitions.”
Admission to the event is $5 per person for guests and supporters. $3 for ages 4-18 and free for 3 and under. There is no fee for dancers participating in the event or team coaches.
Tickets are available at the door.