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Alyssa Broer ‘22 practices jumps right before she goes on with her team to do their state lyrical dance. In addition to their state competition the dance team danced at halftime for basketball and football games. “One thing I really enjoy about the dance team is our basketball season. It’s always so fun when we are in the hallway practicing before we go out because I get to hang out with my best friends. When performing we are closer to the crowd and it makes dancing for them so much easier,” Broer said.

Performing behind a mask

Isabella Martens, Reporter February 17, 2021

Sparkly costumes, faces full of makeup, and big smiles is what people usually think of when they hear dance, but the Diamond Dancers have proven that there is much more to it.  Since this summer, the...

Freshmen Nasir and Nasiah Kolwey dance at the halftime show at the basketball game on Jan. 4th.

Dance team dismantles gender stereotypes

Tori Dierikx, Reporter January 16, 2019

Those who attended the Jan. 4 basketball game may have been expecting a fun 15 minutes between the second and third quarter due to the annual dance to be put on by the dance team. This time, however, there...

The entire team along with the 4 graduating seniors and their escorts.

Diamond Dancers say goodbye to 2018 seniors

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter February 3, 2018

At the girls home basketball game against North Scott on Feb. 2, members of the Diamond Dancers took part in a heartfelt farewell to four seniors. Those honored were:   Ciara Klinghammer   Mckenzie...

Diamond Dancers performed against some tough competitors from across Iowa at ISDTA State Dance and Drill Team Competition earning division ratings in all categories. 
photo published with permission by Amanda Roseman

Diamond Dancers dance their way to earn three division one ratings

Hannah Myers, Reporter December 9, 2017

On Friday, Dec. 1 the Diamond Dancers competed in the ISDTA (Iowa State Drill Team Association) competition. Their routines consisted of three different types of dances: kick, pom and contemporary. Dancers...

West High Diamond Dancers

West High Diamond Dancers

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief November 3, 2017

Teamwork is the soul of the sport of dance and it shows in the West High Diamond Dancers. The Diamond Dancers not only dance at both home football and basketball games, but compete in competitions as well....

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