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Senior Olivia George performs as the HighSteppers captain with the rest of her team. George plans on furthering her experience in dance, possibly pursuing a career as a Radio City Rockette.

Dancing dreams

Story by Melissa Singleton, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

Just like all sports, dancers have teams and professional athletes that they look up to. For many young dancers, especially those interested in kicklines and jazz and tap routines, the Radio City Rockettes...

Senior Malley Wallace smiles proudly during the finale of the Texas High Stepper Spring Show. Spring Show was held in the PAC April 24 and 25, 2021.

Kicking off the spring

Story by Melissa Singleton , guest writer April 30, 2021

The Sullivan Performing Arts Center at Texas High has been filled with hard-working girls all week preparing for a show. The HighSteppers have been working on their Spring Show this week. Freshman...

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

Story by Emily McMaster, copy editor 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....

Senior Samantha Shoalmire dances at halftime with the drill team.

High stepper tryouts to be held March 21

Story by Caroline May, in-depth editor 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 different kind of pompoms

A different kind of pompoms

Story by Maddie Gerrald, staff writer 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...

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

Highstepping Up the Game

Story by Emily McMaster, staff writer 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...

New drill team director Amber Reynolds leads a practice.

Taking a big step

Story by Caroline May, in-depth editor 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...

A second chance

A second chance

Story by Caroline May, design editor 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...

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A step above the rest

Story by Abby Hill and Lauren Potter 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...

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Springing into their final show

Story by Kristin McCasland, viewpoint editor 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...

Photo taken by sponsor at competition.

Kicking higher

Story by Katherine Doan, staff writer 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...

Dance helps keep scoliosis in line

Dance helps keep scoliosis in line

Story by Brianna Sellers, Viewpoint Editor 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...

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