Photo by Grace Goldman
The Lancer Dancers held their annual Spring Show on Tuesday night. The event included solo performances by seniors, the traditional “Mancer Dancer” performance and all of Junior Varsity and Varsity dances from this year. The JV dancers chose to honor a Rockhurst boy who recently committed suicide by wearing blue bows in their hair.
“We decided as a team [to wear the bows] because a lot of the freshman on our team were close to him,” sophomore and JV team member Piper Noblit said. “The school wore blue that day, so we thought blue bows would be a good way to keep honoring him.”
Another highlight from the show was the senior solos, each choreographed by the seniors themselves. Varsity captain Hayley Bell, a self proclaimed procrastinator, said her solo was about 60% choreography and 40% improvisation.
“The nerves definitely get to you when you know that it’s not a fully pre-choreographed piece, but as soon as you get out there you just accept it, and time seems to go so slowly within those two minutes,” Bell said.
As Bell finished her solo in tears, she was was greeted by senior Henry Miller running on stage, flowers in hand, to ask her to prom.
“It was a great end to my four years on drill team,” Bell said.