Osceola Warriorettes dance their way back into season

Justine Zitman, Writer

Arabesque, barre, fouette!  These are some common dance terms, and if you know them you probably also know that dance auditions are coming up.
This year something different is going on with the dance auditions. Boys can now try out for the Warriorettes. Mrs. Powers, dance coach, says that there is a mandatory parent meeting May 3rd at 6:00 p.m., in the Osceola cafeteria. Mandatory
 Audition Clinic will be June 8-9 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in which students will learn the audition dances.  Auditions are on June 10th at 10 a.m.

Q: How is the choreography made for the dance team?
A: “We have a summer camp that we go to every July. The camp is called UDA
 (Universal Dance Association).  The entire team is required to attend the camp to learn dances in the genres of pom, high kick, hip hop, and jazz. And we also get some of our choreography from YouTube videos of industry choreographers,” said Mrs. Powers.
Q: What is the dance team doing right now for the season next year? (Are there any competitions at the moment?)
A: “We are starting to work on choreography for the summer routine and football season
. We even have a couple of dances picked out already! We don’t have any competitions coming up, but we are taking our lyrical routine the UDA summer camp to be evaluated.  It will be a battle between evil and good – trolls vs. angels.”
Q: Is there anything that the team is working on that is important to succeed in the next season?
A: “Yes! Some girls are taking professional lessons at various studios in the county.  All returning dancers are continuing to keep their muscles stretched and worked out.

At the auditions “be prepared
for a fun school year of dance and school spirit,” according to the Osceola website.