Starsteppers show teamwork, dedication, spirit

(Front row, from left) Lieutenant Audrey Lawrence, Lieutenant Shawnee Gillham, Captain Isabella Burzair, Lieutenant Kayley Hernandez, Lieutenant McKenzie Bryant; (second row) Caitlin Milner, Megan Ingle, Breanna Aguirre, Laree Todd, Highstepper and Junior Varsity Instructor Lacey Smith, Kaitlyn Birdsong, Alissa Johnson, Annie Anthony, Elizabeth Carranza; (third row) Crystal Vo, Mary-Michelle Buckman, Madzia Kochan, Monica Fisher, Kaitlyn Peacock, Aubree Norton, Kristen Dixon, Krista Alaytim; (top row) Soriah Hassanizadeh, Kaelyn Hurley, Caitlin Lane, Tristan Withrow, Kirsten Baker, Katrina Hull, Becca Jimenez, Madison Livingston, Brittany Dickison, Nancy Martinez. Photo by Cyndi Bender.

October 27, 2012 – Introducing the 2012-13 Rockwall-Heath High School JV Drill Team, the Starsteppers. The award-winning JV drill team is directed by Anna Blair. RHHS Highsteppers Varsity Drill Team Director, Monica Lyon, serves as the assistant director to the Starsteppers. The combination of both directors experience, vision, and expertise have lead both drill teams to great success.

Anna Blair, who holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Southern Methodist University, has been the Starstepper Director now for six years. She credits this year’s team for their enthusiasm and commitment.

“My Starsteppers this year are a wonderful group of hardworking individuals that have bonded so quickly to build a team with a wonderful heart and an admirable dedication to dance and their team-mates,” she said. “I am so proud to have the opportunity to work with each and every one of these young ladies, and I look forward to the amazing year ahead of us.”

The Starsteppers are off to a great start performing at football games, taking part in the Homecoming parade, participating in numerous fundraisers, and practicing hard for what is bound to be an exciting competition season. You can see them next on the field or marching in the Rockwall Christmas Parade. Go Starsteppers Go!!!!

Story by Marcia Carroll Burzair, RHHS Starstepper mom/Starstepper publicity chair/BC President.

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