Bosley (featured above) attends dance classes at PAAY.
In York, PA are are at least 11 different dance studios, all hosting
unique styles of dancing. B-Dazzled in Dallastown provides various forms of Irish step dancing. Greater York features high training ballet classes. In addition, the Performing Arts Academy of York (PAAY) teaches lessons on belly dancing and even break dancing. Certainly, many more classes are featured in these different studios than already mentioned.
“Being able to dance in a laid back atmosphere with new friends is a great thing to look forward to after school. You are still learning,” sophomore Rachel Bosley said who takes classes at Performing Arts Academy of York (PAAY).
Junior Marisa Shirk takes classes at PAAY as well. She has been around the PAAY's studio for many years now as her sister took a class there and started dancing at a young age. Shirk would watch her sister as she danced. She anticipated the age when she could finally be old enough to place her own dancing shoes onto the same floor as her sister.
Shirk has been dancing for many years now. Bosley, however, just started 3 years ago.
She began doing lyrical and hip-hop dancing, later expanding to ballet and modern dance as well.
“I can feel myself growing in dance from when I first began as my technique got stronger,” Bosley said who goes on to say she will continue attending weekend intensives and performances throughout the school year. At Performing Arts Academy of York, the beginning of June features a dance recital - a time where all the dance students will take what they have learned from the year and perform their skills in front of their family and their friends.
Many other students, such as junior Matlynn Tyimmer who attends B-Dazzled dance studio, participate in dance classes outside of school as well. “Dancing is great. Especially at my studio because you can be yourself and really express yourself, too.”
Pictured above: Brady Taylor. Photo by Michael Connors
By Adrianna Clinton
The varsity’s past season played a promising role for the future, as they made it to the first round of district playoffs. They finished their past season with a 10-9 overall record, their performance on the road contributed largely to their record as only one of those seven games were wins. On the contrary home games seemed to benefit the team the most as Lions only lost once in five of their games on Horn Field.
However, Dakota Boring went on to say that goals for the varsity team include improving their play on the road, as well as having a winning season and advancing further into districts.
Other fellow sophomore Logan Hoover has a good feeling about this upcoming season for both teams. “We are going to have a good group of kids...our team has a lot of chemistry and there is a lot of talent this year.”
Last year's high peaks may very well fuel the Lions this time around.
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