Continuing to succeed: Jays dance to state


The 2019-2020 sports year for JCHS has been a success story. Only in their winter seasons, JCHS athletics has won 5 district championships and had 2 teams go to state. To add on to this success, in October, the dance team began planning for State, which is on February 28 and 29.
The dance team hasn’t been to State since the 2016-2017 school year. Seniors Carson Miller and Natalie Harman were part of that team.
“We’ve done two smaller competitions the last two years so we are really excited to go with all the new team members that haven’t been and hopefully win!” Harman stated.
To get ready for this competition, the dance team has been constantly practicing. Their goal is to perfect their routine and be ready for this big competition.
“I am incredibly proud of the time and effort we have given towards this dance,” Miller says.
The dance team will be participating in five different categories: Lyrical Jazz, Precision Jazz, Pom, Mix and Kick.
Coach, Delaney Jobe, is happy and excited about this amazing opportunity.
“I am so proud of this group for going to State. This is a huge deal.”
Due to the way that classes are split (based on previous year’s enrollment), the dance team competes with some of the toughest teams in class 6A. They are not letting this bring down their spirits. They are very optimistic about the competition.
The dance team has been very successful in all of their competitions this year and will hopefully carry out this success to a State title.


What has your last year of being on JC Dance Team been like?

“My last year has been so much fun. I’ve loved all our dances and being on the dance team as a senior now and a leader and captain has been so different from past years. This has been my favorite thing in high school and I’ll cherish the memories that I have with all these boys and girls for a long time.”
-Natalie Harman
“My last year has definitely been one for the books. This year has thrown many obstacles our way and I feel that we have overcome everything and been stronger because of the challenges given to us. This year the whole team has come together in a way I have never seen in my four years of being a Jays Dance Team member. We are close, we all want each other to succeed, we cheer each other on, we really are a family. With all the lasts this year it is nice to be able to rely on this team.
-Carson Miller
“This year was definitely a different year, it wasn’t bad at all, I think I would have enjoyed it more if I didn’t have all the other stuff on my plate. It was great and so glad that the dance team was a part of my high school experience, I met the best of friends and couldn’t have imagined my year without a dance team.”
-Molly Rhodes