Torri George Prepares For Remaining Efficiency As Highsteppers Captain
(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) Torri George was in her second season with the Cedar Hill Highsteppers Dance Group when she turned one of many group’s Junior Lieutenants.
Final March, the group was competing on the American Dance/Drill Group Nationals in Hawaii. The group had an opportunity to benefit from the sunshine, seashores and vacationer sights, however they returned to Texas to the brand new actuality of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“We have been dwelling the dream in Hawaii, after which we acquired the decision,” George mentioned.
George adjusted to Flex Studying and considered her future with the Highsteppers. Would there even be a season? What wouldn’t it seem like?
The 2020 “Senior Sendoff” final Might consisted of the seniors performing in entrance of fogeys and siblings, who sat of their automobiles within the parking zone, simply exterior of the CHHS Baseball/Softball Area.
At that time within the Pandemic, the group was merely grateful for that chance.
That very same month (Might 2020), George auditioned for the captain place for her senior season. That concerned recording a solo video and sharing her ideas on management.
When an impartial panel chosen George as captain, eighth-year Highsteppers head coach Mila McQueen knew it was the proper determination to guide the competitors group of 30 members, together with 17 seniors.
“She is a good motivator for her teammates,” McQueen mentioned. “Dance-wise, leadership-wise and technique-wise, she was one of the best individual for the Captain place.”
As the primary Highsteppers Captain to ever lead a squad by means of a Pandemic season, George confronted distinctive challenges. Officer Camp didn’t occur, and there weren’t as many alternatives to compete. Once they did, the group was profitable, however they needed to take care of the challenges of social distancing.
American Dance/Drill Group Nationals at Mansfield Timberview Excessive College
This Saturday night, George will lead the Highsteppers for the ultimate time after they compete on the American Dance/Drill Group Nationals at Mansfield Timberview Excessive College. The group will compete within the following classes: Navy, Pom, Open and Hip Hop.
George mentioned her favourite classes are the modern dances.
Though touring to Tarrant County clearly isn’t the identical as Hawaii, or southern California – the place the Highsteppers competed in 2019 – George mentioned the group has a laser-like deal with succeeding this weekend.
“We discovered about our opponents, and we’ve got some actually good opponents,” George mentioned. “That is crucial competitors of my profession. It’s sort of somewhat unhappy that it will likely be my final competitors. I do know I’ve to convey my ‘A’ recreation.”
George, who moved to Cedar Hill from Grand Prairie as a freshman, enjoys the management position, which she says has been a beneficial studying expertise.
One lesson has been that issues change quickly while you go from being a buddy/teammate to a management position, and that it’s vital to stability these roles.
One other balancing act is realizing when to be severe and when to have enjoyable.
George mentioned she had an important position mannequin in 2019-2020 Highsteppers Captain Hannah Ethridge, who graduated as Cedar Hill Excessive College’s Class of 2020 Salutatorian.
“She taught me that group cohesiveness is vital and to ensure that no one feels neglected,” George mentioned.
George ranks within the Prime Seven P.c of the Class of 2021 at Cedar Hill Excessive College. She plans to review Pre-Legislation at Texas A&M College this fall. Her long run aim? Turning into an Mental Property Lawyer.
“A&M simply felt like residence to me,” George mentioned.