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De La Cru dances into the new school year

Jame Sewell, Staff writer
September 30, 2022

“De La Who? De La Cru!” is what students cheer at the beginning of every performance of the dance team, De La Cru. But while students can only see the synchronized dances of the hip-hop team at events...

Breaking gender barriers

Emily Pavlik, co-sports editor
December 17, 2021

The Titan Dome roared with voices as students packed the blue and gold bleachers. Screaming over the music, students and staff alike watched as De La Cru (DLC), South’s hip hop dance team, grooved to...

Dazzling dancers: Orchesis, De La Cru, Bhangra Beats, and Latino Heat perform in the 2021 Orchesis Dance Show. Photo credits: Tori Appel

Orchesis Dance Show shines

Tori Appel, Web Editor
December 10, 2021

One moment: darkness, accompanied by a hushed murmur of ecstatic anticipation. The next: a flash of bright blue lights, a loud bang of music, and the audience’s awe-filled eyes. The dancers began—their...

Cultural community: 
Surrounded by fellow dancers, Latino Heat  celebrates their culture through dance.

South’s unique dance groups jig on despite changes

Mia Carr, Shosh Green, and Clare Lanscioni
April 23, 2021

Latino Heat Adrenaline flowing through their bodies, members of South’s Latino Heat dance as music filled the cafeteria during their rehearsals. This year, their smiles were covered up by masks. Instead...

KILLER KIM:  Senior co-captain Eden Kim helps lead the De La Cru team at the Pep Rally. Kim and fellow co-captain Chloe McKerr say they are attempting to develop new styles for the team this year.

De La Cru reflects on team, unique beginnings in dance

Ava Mazzei, asst. a&e editor
November 10, 2017

De La who? That’s right, it’s De La Cru. This season, De La Cru is starting fresh with a new team as well as a new style. Despite these new changes, the team still recalls where they came from, and...

Putting her hips and arms into a body roll, Alana Swarigen practices with the other members of De La Cru for their routine.

De La Cru exhibits members’ hip hop styles

Megan Sheqiladze & Gabby Zabat, staff reporters
February 18, 2016

South’s hip hop dance crew De la Cru allows members to express themselves throughout school by performing for pep rallies, school assemblies and many more events. According to senior Julia Walker, one...

DE LA WHO: Dropping with the beat, De La Cru dances center stage for this year’s Dance Show, Spark. Led by seniors Grace Yang and Madeline Sprowls, De La Cru performs modern hip-hop stlyes of dance, oftentimes in combination with other styles from their male dancers, who did not perform in the Dance Show.

Annual Dance Show sparkles in spotlight

John Park and Megan Sheqiladze
December 18, 2015

The December Dance Show is an event where ballet meets hip-hop and Latin culture. This year’s show, Spark, which is hosted by Orchesis, and included De La Cru, Latino Heat and Poms. For Orchesis, the...

Poms, De La Cru show their skills on the South dance floor

Poms, De La Cru show their skills on the South dance floor

Maeve Hanrahan & Emily Mitchell, staff writer
October 26, 2012

POMS As the huddle begins to form, the adrenaline immediately kicks in. Finishing up its final stretches and mentally running through the routine one last time, the team looks out into the stands getting...

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