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Behind New Leadership: Bison Dance Team Makes Their Way Back to BHS

Behind new leadership and perspective with a new coach, the Buffalo Dance Team is back again and hoping they’re here to stay.

For the past ten years the Bison Dance Team has been an on again, off again sport. The school has had trouble finding coaches and funding for the team. The last year Buffalo had a dance team was in 2010. This year they found they’re new coach, Kaitlin White.

“I have been teaching dance for years. When I got hired to teach 1st grade in Buffalo, I was sad to see that the High School didn’t have a dance team,” said White “So this year when the Dance Team came back to the High School I was extremely excited.  I applied right away, talked to Mr. Bauman and then got hired as the new head coach.”

This season the dance team went to four competitions and even took first place at Waconia.

“The season went good, it was better than I expected,” said Sophomore Sarah Nowezki. They also participated in the Rodger’s Dance Team show called “Best of the Best” in January.

“The show was a lot of fun because we got to watch all of the other teams perform,” said Junior Allison Handberg.

Try outs for next season will be on April 8, 9, and 10. “I hope that the team grows in size. I hope that there is interest in the team and that girls come out for tryouts,”  said White. Right now the team has seven girls, and is hoping to grow. “I think there will be a lot more girls trying out this year, which will be good for the team,” said Junior Hannah Schaust.

Jessica Faust

I've been in dance for 8 years, and I like cats.

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