WHS Today

Dance team dismantles gender stereotypes

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

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 was a major change that would surprise the audience. Instead of the typical all female team, fr...

Diamond Dancers say goodbye to 2018 seniors

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

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 Seymour   Tatiana Stepanek   T’Reaia Malone   The team too...

Diamond Dancers dance their way to earn three division one ratings

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

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 are judged differently in each category. For kick, judges look for straight legs and pointed...

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. With practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m., the girls go through proce...

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