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Throwback Thursday: Dance Team Pep Rally Performance

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Grace Miller

Goals are things people create and strive for. Everyone has different goals. It could be something as small as getting an A on an assignment or learning how to drive a car. For Ms. Marla McGarvey, it was to create and build something special here at Olympia High School. Ms. McGarvey started dancing at a young age and developed a special passion for it. Her interest truly peaked when she joined her school’s color guard in high school. As the dance teacher here at Olympia, Ms. McGarvey pushes her students to perform at the best possible level and sets high expectations for the program.

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“Ultimately, I like to see the program flourish being that we weren’t really [focused] on until a couple of years ago. It makes me happy to hear from my students that so many love and are anticipating our performances throughout the year,” Ms. McGarvey expressed.

The dance team recently put on a show for our first pep rally of the year. At first glance, dancing may look easy, appearing to require simply moving your legs and arms in a certain direction to match the beat. However, dancing is an intricate art that shows movement in a rhythmic way, capturing a multitude  of feelings, emotions, and ideas. The students put in a  lot of hard work to make an unforgettable performance.

“We had practice two days out of the week along with master classes and we attended many workshops to help prepare us for this performance,” junior D’Najah Johnson shared.

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“At first I was a little overwhelmed because there [were] a lot of people, but the nerves quickly went away once I started dancing. It was really comforting hearing the crowd cheering for us adding to the overall excitement and hype,” senior Jazzlyn Mitchell said.

Both A and B crowds went crazy when seeing the moves served by the girls and boys on the dance floor. The crowds were captivated by the team’s dancing, and the performance was a massive success.

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Jeryn James, Staff
Jeryn James is a sophomore staff member of The Oracle. She also participates in soccer, flag football, dance, athletic training, and many other clubs at Olympia. Jeryn enjoys listening to music (specifically to her favorite artist, J. Cole), shopping, taking naps whenever possible, and being around her family whenever she can.
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