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The HighSteppers pose for a congratulatory picture after their final competition of the season. They competed at the DanceLine National Championship this past weekend in San Antonio, and won several top awards.  Submitted photo

HighSteppers sweep national competitions

March 26, 2018

The Texas HighSteppers attended the Danceline USA National Championship competition this past Friday and Saturday at SeaWorld San Antonio. This was the second and final competition they attended this year. The team, under the direction of Amber Reynolds, received the highest team award as National Champions. “As...

Senior Samantha Shoalmire dances at halftime with the drill team.

High stepper tryouts to be held March 21

February 17, 2016

Texas Highsteppers drill team tryouts will be held on Monday, March 21 through Thursday, March 24 in the Tiger Center. Practices will begin at 4:00 p.m. each day. Tryouts are open to all 8-11 grade students. A mandatory parent/student for the auditions will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 or Thursday, Feb. 2...

A different kind of pompoms

A different kind of pompoms

October 29, 2015

You can see them on the 50-yard-line, their silver sequins reflecting the harsh lights of the football stadium as they execute kicks and jump splits across the field. You see us on the sidelines– smiles on our faces, dirt on our hands as we lift girls into the air to join in on a student section ch...

Texas Middle School students stretch before workouts with the new TMS  dance team.

Highstepping Up the Game

September 2, 2015

Starting this school year Texas Middle School will have a drill team prep class.  So far this course has 25 eighth graders signed up hoping to one day be a Texas Highstepper. These girls will be bussed to Texas High School at the end of the day to to work with the drill team director, Amber Reyn...

New drill team director Amber Reynolds leads a practice.

Taking a big step

August 31, 2015

"Point your toes and kick to your nose." A saying that has been drilled into her head throughout the years. Now she has packed up her life and moved to Texarkana so that she can teach a new group of girls the lessons she has grown to love. Amber Reynolds is eager to begin her career as a full time drill...

A second chance

A second chance

May 27, 2015

After further evaluation, administration has decided to hold another tryout opportunity for students that did not make drill team in the Spring. There was a mandatory parent and student meeting to discuss the tryout on Tuesday, May 26. The tryout will take place on Saturday, May 30 in the Tiger Center....

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A step above the rest

May 7, 2015

Now that the new drill team has been selected, director Kristi Robinson is looking forward to its continued success. “The Texas HighSteppers have always been a successful drill team,” Kristi Robinson said. “We have a great group of young ladies joining the 2015-2016 HighSteppers, and I look...

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Springing into their final show

May 7, 2015

The Highsteppers will be performing their annual Spring Show on May 8 and 9 at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. This year’s production is Hollywood-themed. The Spring Show will not only feature the drill team’s competition dances, but also new routines choreographed especially for the...

Photo taken by sponsor at competition.

Kicking higher

March 17, 2015

The Texas Highsteppers competed in the Lone Star State Championship in Austin, Texas on Feb. 21. They took three team dances, three officer dances and three ensembles. The team spent their first nights touring Austin, including the State Capitol and University of Texas. "I loved getting to tour...

Dance helps keep scoliosis in line

Dance helps keep scoliosis in line

August 21, 2011

First day of sophomore year. Finally not a freshman anymore. But as soon as she swung the doors open, she noticed the entire bed intruder song written up and down her arms. “Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, hide yo kids, hide yo wife.” That’s super. Now everyone thinks she’s a freak. If only she...

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