HSPH 2015-2016 Dance Team

Highland Park Senior High has a wonderful dance team that looks for new members every year. I interviewed one of the new dancers on the HPSHS dance team to see what tryouts were like.

I interviewed Erin Matter, a freshman here at Highland Senior Park High School. Erin has been doing serious dance for the past two years at Roseville Dance Studio. I asked Erin a series of questions regarding dance.

How intense were the tryouts on a scale to 1-10?

“It was around 6 I would say, it wasn’t extremely intense, but you still had to put in a lot of effort if you want a spot on the team!”

What are you looking forward to this dance season?

“I’m really looking forward to competing against other teams, making new friends and learning new skills. You could tell straight off the the bat that the HPSHS’ dance community is like a family and that we all are excited to work as a team.”

What do you think your best skill is in dance?

“I always try to bring positivity, even if it’s just a small “You did great in practice today!”


photo courtesy of Terayah Glaser Forward

I also interviewed the dance coach for the 2015-2016 dance year, Ms. Mendenhall, asking her a variety of questions regarding the dance team.

What specifics were you looking for while choosing the dancers?

“I was looking for dancers who had a positive attitude, because it’s really hard to teach someone how to have a positive outlook on situations.”

How many competitions will HSPH Dance Team be participating in?

“The HSPH Dance Team will be competing in four competitions.”

What style of dancer will the HSPH dancers be performing during competition?

“The dancers will be doing kickline and jazz.”

How many dancers are on the HSPH Dance Team?

“We have 27 girls on this years dance team”

What is the Goal for the 2015-2016 HSPH Dance Team?

“The goal would be for these girls to learn new skills, have fun and work as a team.”
Can’t wait to see what’s to come for the HSPH 2015-2016 Dance Team, good luck!!