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Students express themselves through the art of dance

Students express themselves through the art of dance

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Whether it’s leaping across a gym floor at a pep assembly or spinning on a stage at a club competition, students use dance to express themselves, both on club teams and on the school’s Silver Stars Dance Team. According to freshman Ella Lorfing, dancers use their talents to express themselves...

Silver Stars perform in NDA Nationals Showcase in preparation for nationals

Silver Stars perform in NDA Nationals Showcase in preparation for nationals

Sydney Parker, JAG managing/copy editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

  The Silver Stars performed at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) Nationals Showcase at Olathe Northwest on Monday, Feb. 26. The showcase served as a way to send off local dance teams planning on attending the NDA National Championships in Orlando, Florida, which takes place from Friday, M...

Students stay after boys basketball game for Winter Homecoming dance

Students stay after boys basketball game for Winter Homecoming dance

Anika Roy, JagWire sports edior

February 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS

  Following the boys basketball team’s loss to St. James Academy on Friday, Feb. 3, students were invited to attend the Winter Homecoming dance in the commons for class cup points. StuCo members spent many weeks planning specific details for the event according to junior Tyler Orbin....

New assistant dance coach pushes Silver Stars to work harder, perform better

New assistant dance coach pushes Silver Stars to work harder, perform better

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

The Silver Stars dance team welcomed assistant coach Kaitlyn McAfee as a new addition to this year’s football and competition season. Before Mill Valley, McAfee was an instructor for the Universal Dance Association (UDA), then coached at her high school alma mater, which last year placed in the t...

Family dance studio impacts sophomore as she matures

Family dance studio impacts sophomore as she matures

Sarah Myers, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 9, 2015


Filed under After 2:55 p.m., Special coverage

In between dance classes, when she’s not working on homework, sophomore Ashley Ebner can be found in an empty room in the back of Academy of the Arts dance studio. With “Car Radio” by twenty one pilots blasting over the speakers, she improvises choreography, dancing in front of the mirror she hel...

Senior co-captain Abbie Hughes choreographs dance

Senior co-captain Abbie Hughes choreographs dance

Shelby Hudson, JAG editor-in-chief

September 10, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

Senior dance co-captain Abbie Hughes took on the unique responsibility of choreographing a dance for the Silver Stars dance team on her own. While this is not Hughes’ first time working on choreographing a dance, it is her first time producing a dance alone. Abbie describes her dance, which her ...

Dance team earns honors at final competition of the season

Dance team earns honors at final competition of the season

Maggie Bogart, JAG reporter

January 29, 2015


Filed under DANCE, SPORTS, Top stories

The Silver Stars competed in their last competition of the season the Lee's Summit North Invitational on Friday Jan. 23 and Saturday Jan. 24. This marks the team's first year in the invitational. The team had many practices and hired a choreographer to clean their dance. "We were very well prepared...

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