Silver Stars close season with Spring Show and senior send off

The show featured competition routines, solos and guest performances

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

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  • Arms up, junior Sydney Ebner performs in the pom routine at the annual spring show on Saturday, March 30, showcasing dances performed throughout the season.

  • At the spring show on Saturday, March 30, sophomore Jenna Haase performs in the pom routine.

  • Dancing in the spring show on Saturday, March 30, senior Olivia Augustine performs in the pom routine.

  • Doing a turn, senior Olivia Augustine performs in the pom routine on Saturday, March 30.

  • At the spring show on Saturday, March 30, sophomore Jenna Haase performs in the pom routine.

  • Arms out, senior Addie Ward performs in the pom routine on Saturday, March 30.

  • Kicking up, senior Olivia Augustine performs in the pom routine on Saturday, March 30.

  • Falling on her knees, senior Eve Steinle performs in the pom routine at the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • After the mom dance at the spring show on Saturday, March 30, junior Sydney Ebner hugs her mom.

  • Silver Stars gather to form a smiley face out of light sticks during the light show on Saturday, March 30.

  • Reaching her hands up, freshman Anna Brazil performs her solo at the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • During her solo performance at the spring show on Saturday, March 30, freshman Anna Brazil kicks her leg back.

  • Performing her solo on Saturday, March 30, junior Sydney Ebner lifts her body from the floor.

  • Moving her arms, sophomore Kenzie Harris dances in the sophomore ensemble at the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • Performing in the sophomore ensemble, sophomore Kenzie Harris grabs her wrist.

  • At the finale of the sophomore ensemble on Saturday, March 30, sophomores Lauren Acree, Jenna Haase, Lauren Jarvis, Tyler Bret, Kenzie Harris, Kate Sutton and Emily Gipson gather around each other.

  • After the Super Stars dance on Saturday, March 30, seniors Bella Line and Matt Santaularia hug.

  • At the spring show on Saturday, March 30, senior Addie Ward performs in the hip hop routine.

  • Arms on her hips, junior Sydney Ebner performs in the hip hop routine on Saturday, March 30.

  • Bending down, senior Olivia Augustine performs in the hip hop routine.

  • During the junior ensemble, junior Ali Greenhalgh leaps above juniors Sammie Pennington and Sydney Ebner.

  • Dancing in the junior ensemble, junior Sammie Pennington fans out her dress.

  • Dancing with her dad, senior Eve Steinle performs in the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • During the dads dance on Saturday, March 30, senior Olivia Augustine claps her hands in laughter.

  • At the start of the dads dance on Saturday, March 30, senior Bella Line poses with younger brother Cooper Line.

  • Leading young dancers, senior Bella Line does the movements to the side during the Shining Stars dance.

  • A young dancer throws out a peace sign during the Shining Stars dance at the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • Kicking her leg up, senior Eve Steinle performs her solo at the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • Reaching her arm up, senior Bella Line performs her solo on Saturday, March 30.

  • At the spring show on Saturday, March 30, senior Bella Line performs her solo, dedicated to the people in her life who have supported her.

  • Pushing her arm out, senior Addie Ward performs with the Silver Studs on Saturday, March 30.

  • During the Silver Studs performance on Saturday, March 30, junior Gavin Fangman falls into a death drop.

  • With Silver Studs gathered around him, senior Hunter Harris performs at the spring show on Saturday, March 30, reaching his arms toward the crowd.

  • Dancing alongside Silver Stud senior Killian O’Brien, senior Olivia Augustine performs at the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • Performing her solo for the last time, senior Addie Ward dances in the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • Kicking her leg back, senior Addie Ward performs her solo on Saturday, March 30.

  • Throwing her arms out, senior Olivia Augustine performs her self-choreographed solo on Saturday, March 30.

  • Looking back, senior Olivia Augustine turns her body during her solo performance on Saturday, March 30.

  • Palm to her forehead, freshman Anna Brazil dances in the jazz routine on Saturday, March 30.

  • Turning, freshman Anna Brazil performs in the jazz routine.

  • Arms out, senior Addie Ward performs in the senior ensemble on Saturday, March 30.

  • Senior Addie Ward dances in the senior ensemble at the spring show on Saturday, March 30.

  • During the senior ensemble, seniors Bella Line and Eve Steinle pass out gifts to team members seated on the sideline.

  • fter the senior ensemble performance, senior Olivia Augustine embraces sophomore Kenzie Harris on Saturday, March 30.

  • Together for their last time as Silver Stars, seniors Addie Ward, Eve Steinle, Bella Line and Olivia Augustine walk onto the court to bow.

  • While spinning, juniors Ali Greenhalgh, Samantha Pennington and Sydney Ebner perform their all juniors routine.

  • Leading the team, senior Bella Line performs alongside senior Eve Steinle and sophomore Jenna Haase.

  • Pom Poms in hand, juniors Ali Greenhalgh and Samantha Pennington lift sophomore Lauren Acree.

  • During the first dance of the night, sophomore Kenzie Harris poses in front of sophomore Lauren Acree.

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The Spring Show ended the Silver Stars season with competition routines, solos and guest performances on Saturday, March 30. At the end of the night, seniors Olivia Augustine, Eve Steinle, Bella Line and co-captain Addie Ward received a video tribute from their mothers and then performed their self-choreographed piece “Daughter”.

The show featured solos and performances with sophomore, junior and senior dancers, as well as performances from the Super Stars, Shining Stars and Silver Studs. Additionally, Silver Star fathers performed “It’s Tricky” alongside their daughters, and Silver Star mothers performed a remix of Silver Star pieces.

For head coach Katie Jackson, the culmination of pieces led to a successful show.

“[The Silver Stars] did a great job, it is really fun to see them perform a wide variety of routines, and we love having guest performers come in,” Jackson said.

Not only did the multitude of pieces make the show unique, the low-stress environment let freshman Anna Brazil connect personally with the dances.

“At our other performances we are competing, so it is a lot more stressful,” Brazil said. “At spring show we get to just dance for us.”

In between pieces, Masters of Ceremonies seniors Hunter Harris and Killian O’Brien entertained the crowd with one-liners, music, trivia and March Madness updates. Members of the Super Stars and Silver Stars competed in toe touch and high kick events. Additionally, memory videos from the Silver Stars’ season also gave the team time to change in between pieces. Members of the audience laughed and cheered during these pauses, as the show intended, according to Jackson.

“The spring show is meant to be a community event,” Jackson said. “We want to share with … anyone who supports the Silver Stars, for them to see what we have been working on all year long.”

The end of this season and loss of senior leaders was sad for Brazil, but she believes the team will still find success next season.

“This being the last performance with this group makes me a little sad,” Brazil said. “I love our seniors so much … but I feel like next year we will be just as strong.”

The season’s strength lay in the team beyond performances for Jackson.

“The season as a whole was super successful, not just because the did well at competition,” Jackson said. “They supported the school, they really bonded as a team, so they all took away great memories from the year.”

Accomplishments such as third in Jazz and ninth in Pom at the National Dance Alliance National Championship made the season successful for Brazil.

“The season I feel went really well,” Brazil said. “This being my first year on the team, I was really impressed with how our team did.”

Concluding the season is a double-edged sword for Jackson, for while ending the season is difficult, she is looking forward to the future.

“It is crazy to watch, especially the seniors … you watch them grow up over time, so seeing them move on is really exciting but really sad because they have been great leaders,” Jackson said. “Seeing the team as a whole, all performing for the final time together, it is bittersweet. It is exciting to see them move on, but it is still sad to see the year wrap up when it has been so successful.”

 

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