Xavier Dance Team Finishes Best Ever in National Competition
Tryouts for next year’s team April 29
The Xavier Dance Team had to overcome last minute obstacles in order to get to the competition. Just a few days before they were scheduled to fly to
“The coaches couldn’t be more proud of the team and how they performed,” says Steve Chapla, who assists with the team. “Even with all the obstacles, these girls stayed positive throughout and finished higher than ever.”
During the school year, the squad practices eight hours a week. In addition, they do numerous performances and fundraisers. Team members are also required to do an additional hour of cardio conditioning each week. They have performed at Reds games, Xavier Club Football games, men’s basketball games, and high school basketball games. Jennifer Smith, former UC dancer, is in her second year as head coach of Xavier’s Dance Team. Steve Chapla, a former UC cheerleader, is in his sixth year assisting the team.
Tryouts for next year’s dance team will be held April 29 at 6:30 pm at the O’Connor