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Wingspan: How long have you been dancing?
Brianna: “Well I’ve always been a creative person, so I grew up dancing like jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, but when I got to high school I decided I’d rather be in charge than dance. That’s why I joined Red Rhythm.”
Wingspan: How is drill team different from the dance class you took last school year?
Brianna: “Red Rhythm is so much more commitment than Dance I. Dance is just a class that helps you get better at what you do, an elective. Red Rhythm is a team, they quickly become like your family. We spend so much time together (safely) working on more than just dancing.”
Wingspan: What are your responsibilities as a manager for the team?
Brianna: “So far we are just separating costume pieces and things the dancers need during a pep rally or performance, but the managers take care of paperwork and most of the behind the scenes as well.”
Wingspan: What are you looking forward to the most this year for the drill team?
Brianna: “The thing I’m looking forward to the most is probably football season. I hear it can be kind of hectic, but it looks like a lot of fun.”
Wingspan: Are you performing at the football games?
Brianna: “No, the managers don’t perform, we just help prepare for the football games.”
Wingspan: What made you choose to join the drill team?
Brianna: “Well, last year during dance two managers came in to talk to us about Red Rhythm. I wanted to continue being a part of dance but not necessarily the class. So I applied to become a manager around springtime of this year.”
Wingspan: Is being a part of the dance community something you plan on continuing throughout high school?
Brianna: “Most likely yes, because it can be such a fun and loving environment.”
Wingspan: How do you think dance has allowed you to express your creativity?
Brianna: “In so many ways, dancing just lets me be myself. A lot of the time it’s hard to do that so it’s like an outlet.”
Wingspan: What’s been the biggest challenge so far?
Brianna: “Getting up early, Tuesday and Wednesday practices start at 6:30 meaning I normally get up around 5:30 ish. But then I have to come home and actually get ready for school.”