Dance team tryout results announced

Cougar Classics hopefuls tried out last week following new COVID-19 guidelines

Elizabeth Kuffour, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Tryouts for the Cougar Classics Dance Team typically happen the last week of March, but were postponed until July 6 through July 8 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The tryout was condensed from a week-long process into a two-day tryout clinic to learn material, followed by a shortened audition slot the following day. Following guidelines from the district, the tryout clinic was entirely outdoors, socially-distanced and was divided into two shifts to reduce the number of people on the field at one time. Coaches and dancers were required to bring a mask, but only required to wear it when coming within six feet of one another. Dancers were then assigned a time slot for their individual tryout July 8, which was recorded and sent to a panel of judges.

Teams were announced July 11. Results are as follows:


Abby Ashlock

Alexis Petry

Ella Kuffour

Hadley Patton

Jade Marsh

L’leana Jones

Lena Herr

Meg Freeman

Piper Denning

Rylie Gunter

Summer Williams

Lilly Riddell



Anna Arnold

Brooklyn Ziebell

Cheyenne Paden

Jaxie Smith

Leila Schenke

Lilly Sails

Piper Stackhouse

Bailey Lewis