Article by Amelie de Leon
Last Friday, one of the school year’s most highly anticipated events occurred: Battle of the Bearcats (BOB), which led students to a frenzy of excitement in preparation for the many events. One of these was the extremely popular BOB dance competition, “So You Think You Can Dance”. The High School community crowded around the Little Theater, clad in their grade’s colors. They were all eager to see the dances from freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Each performance exceeded expectations. To start off, the freshmen, their first time participating in BOB, wowed everyone with their synchronized dance moves. The sophomores entertained the audience with fidget spinners, an overall “memeingful” performance. The juniors had an intense dance number, bringing everyone to the edge of their seats. Although all performances were each unique in their own way, the seniors’ finale was an instant win due to its glow in the dark vests and perfectly choreographed dance moves. The audience responded elatedly. All grades were very supportive and cheered for everyone, chanting enthusiastically as the event was being set up.
“It was fun cheering and seeing the people in our grade dance, especially the guys because none of them are dancers, so it was really funny.” says freshman Andres B.
However, the process to delivering the performances was extremely difficult. Many dancers had been practicing rigorously, ensuring their dances were synchronized to perfection. The process was extremely time consuming.
“It took a lot of hours and we put a lot of work into it. Everyone made an effort to practice after school three times a week for 2 or 3 hours, and on some days, even more.” says freshman Katya Z.
The winning dance number by the seniors was particularly challenging to put together. “It was a tough process; it had a lot of ups and downs but overall, it was pretty fun. I got to know more people and learn to work with them.” says senior Mandy Q.
Every performance truly showcased the talent from every grade, and the spirit of every Bearcat from high school shined through. Congratulations to the freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors!!