REED CITY — Basketball season is winding down with districts around the corner. Home games for Reed City Coyotes have provided more for the crowds than just air balls and three point shots.

Nine talented girls made up the Reed City High School Dance Team this year coached by Ashley Bregg and Gene Holt. Seniors Heather Huss, Sarah Sheldon, Ciera Leonard, Juniors Tristin Hartley, Miranda Battle, Sophomores Alison Schermerhorn, Natalie Baughan, Madilyn Allen and Freshman Olivia Lawson performed a variety of dance routines this season.

For a few weeks Natalie, also the Team Captain, was not able to dance due to a knee injury, however she was still very involved with the practices.

Using a variety of techniques from dance styles including hip hop, lyrical ballet, and jazz, these dancers showed off their talent with enthusiasm. Practices started before Christmas break and at times included snow days and weekends. Their hard work clearly paid off with a season of fun filled performances that captured the crowd’s attention.

“What a talented group of girls. It was so neat to have something like that during halftime instead of just sitting here,” a spectator from Hesperia commented at one of the boys varsity games.

Majority of the girls have been on the dance team before and have years of experience dancing together. They were able to put those skills to use by helping choreograph several dances themselves to a chart topping line up of music.

Songs included “Pound the Alarm” by Nicki Minaj, “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins, “Some Nights” by Fun , “Umbrella” by Rhianna and “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. A special kickline routine was performed to “Wizards in Winter” by the Orchestra which spread the holiday spirit throughout the gym.

Dancers wore sparkly red ring pops and created a heart on the gym floor after dancing to a upbeat mix of “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and “Single Ladies” by Beyonce for their Valentine’s Day routine. Videos of the dances are on the Teams Facebook page.

Full of smiles and quirky expressions, all the girls said they had a lot of fun dancing this year. Many will return to the team next year in the winter and give spectators another season of

entertainment.