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Dancing through the pain

Miranda Brooks dances during the basketball game Saturday.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 15, 2019

Miranda Brooks was told she would never make it as a dancer. When the senior psychology major told her high school coach she planned to try out for the USI dance team, her coach told her she didn’t think Brooks would ever make it. “I wanted to prove her wrong,” Brooks said. “I wanted to take it to the next step ...

Triumph together

Triumph together

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

April 12, 2016

During interviews with members of the dance team, I found myself thinking about how amazing teams are. Teams might be one of the foundational aspects of a sport, but it’s also an extremely complex part of the activity. Teams are complex because you’re dealing with more than wins and losses. You are d...

Dancers find lasting positions on team

Mackenzie Drew

October 26, 2015

Taylor Sisk started dancing for USI her freshmen year. After her time as a dancer ended, she wanted to continue to work with the team. “My love of dance and wanting to help the team succeed (brought me back as a coach),” Sisk said. Sisk said the USI dance team is one of the strongest in Divis...

Dance team finds success with national’s routine

Sarah Loesch

April 22, 2015

The dance team came out of nationals this year with the team's highest placement in USI's history. The team placed 5th in its division after executing its preliminary performance strong enough to move straight to finals. The score was high enough after the first performance that the dancers did...

Dance team’s goal is to win nationals

Dance team's goal is to win nationals

Sarah Loesch

March 31, 2015

Nationals are approaching for the dance team and with that comes its annual performance for friends and family in the Physical Activities Center. The team performed its nationals routine Sunday after an alumni luncheon, and before a practice and their end of the year party. The day was full, but the...

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