Coquettes team reflects on Dance Marathon performance


Juniors and dancers Lexi Dungey (left) and Maddy Massa (right) have lunch together as team members. The girls try to balance school, dance and socialization. “I use the time I have to get things done and bond with my teammates, who quickly become close friends,” Massa said.

Hannah Gretz

As of Feb. 23, the coquettes dance team showcases their final performance for the 2018-2019 at this school’s annual Dance Marathon.
Dance Marathon, a six hour long event supporting Riley Children’s Hospital, allows the team to perform for the participants as part of their event schedule.
“It went really well,” dancer and junior Maddy Massa said. “We basically just did a dance that had all of our favorite sections from our old dances from this season combined.”
According to Massa, this performance was different and exciting as they had the opportunity to perform in front of a new crowd.
“A lot of people who might have never come to a game and seen us dance got to see us at Dance Marathon, it was fun to have a slightly new crowd,” Massa said.
Junior and dancer Kendall Green also had the opportunity to dance as part of the team for the her third consecutive season.
“I love being on the team,” Green said. “We really get to show off all of our hard work.”
Head coach Sarah Wolff says that for each performance, including dance marathon, their choreography has to be clean and sharp.
“They have to be able to perform turns, leaps, and kicks,” Wolff said.
Coquettes will continue their season with other team-based events, such as a celebration, but have finished their performances. By Hannah Gretz