The Major Step team is looking for high schoolers to try out for their majorette and step dance group.
Coach and high school math teach, Yvonne Daniels, said majorette is a mixture of jazz, Latin and hip-hop dance while step dancing is used to chant beats.
“We chant at the basketball games,” said Daniels. “We chant at the football games. We do outside competitions and we also do school activities such as pep rallies, student-teacher basketball games, things of that nature.”
Daniels said team is in its second year since the combination of the majorette and step teams. She said she wants more boys to join the team.
“I feel like they think they can’t try out but want to be a part of it,” said Daniels. “We really want to make sure it’s inclusive.”
Daniels said members of the team are disciplined and have tutor sessions to keep their grades up. She said the students must have a “C” average, in order to maintain membership. She said being a member of Major Step has its advantages.
“To be a part of the school spirit is also great,” said Daniels. “They are part of a team. Which builds that team leadership and those qualities that it takes to be successful: social skills and discipline. All of those things.”
According to Daniels, students do not have to dance to be a part of Major Step. She said it is more about joining a team and having fun with them.
For more information: Call Coach Daniels at (203) 526-0263.