WAXAHACHIE

With football season around the corner, the Waxahachie High School Cherokee Charmers are readying for another award-winning season performing their storied halftime shows in front of fans, coaches, players and opposing sidelines.

The Charmers have wrapped up week three of their annual summer camp where the girls learned seven routines, 15 stand routines, pre-game procedures, and undergone several workshops about self-image, social media responsibilities and community service. In addition to the routines, the dancers will also begin perfecting their kicks, stretching, dance technique and building team chemistry at the same time.

The camp began July 16 and concludes Aug. 6 with the official team pictures, and a team building day at Group Dynamix.

Hours of work, sweat and, even sometimes, tears often the results of the pre-season preparations and occur over the course of the camp to build the foundation of quality halftime entertainment this football season.

Also, Waxahachie High School hosted a Power-Barre camp with 172 dancers in attendance. Red Oak Hawkettes, Midlothian Heritage Belles, Cedar Hill Highsteppers, Cleburne Showstoppers joined the five Waxahachie ISD dance and drill teams to host the two-day camp at the new Waxahachie High School campus.

The Waxahachie ISD dance and drill teams will have a showcase on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. at the Mike Turner gymnasium to show family and friends what they have begun working on.

AWARDS EARNED AT THE AMERICAN DANCE/DRILL TEAM SCHOOL

All American

Viridiana Gonzalez

Ma’Kayla Williams

Aryanna Rodriguez-Ortiz

Alexis Willis

Kiya Green

Haley Neeley

Emily Pena

Raynie Spaniel

Ke’Myria Anderson

AA Honorable Mention

Raena Stitt

Victoria Borders

Naija Keith

Kaytlyn Harris

Hanna Holler

Macie Pelt

Merlet Hernandez

GND Award

Somer Clark

Paris Hendricks

Allison Hamby

ADTS Kick Company

Ellinor Bearden

Raynie Spaniel

Haley Neeley

Kiya Green

Macie Pelt

Alexis Willis

Aryanna Rodriguez-Ortiz

Ke’Myria Anderson

Kiya Green

Ma’Kayla Williams

AA Dance Company

Ke’Myria Anderson

Kiya Green

Raynie Spaniel

ADTS Pizazz

Michelle Jensen

Claire Laviolette

Aryanna Rodriguez-Ortiz

Spirit of ADTS

Desiree Davis

Kaytlyn Harris

Maurissa Rendon

Miss High Kick

Kiya Green

Outstanding Performer

Emily Pena