March 26, 2013
For a young team, every advance in competition becomes a first, and so the Issaquah High School Dance Team celebrated its first win in district competition, to be followed by a trip to state at the Sun Dome in Yakima on March 23 in hopes of winning a trophy at state for the first time.
However, that trophy was not to be.
Team Captain Raché Strand said the team performs and competes in the hip-hop category. Hip-hop is a style of dancing that finds it roots in street dancing in the 1970s.
“Hip-hop is like thug or gangsta,” Strand said. “It is more like street dancing or like dance crew, lots of getting low and kind of aggressive dancing. We dance to popular music, like stuff you would hear on the radio for dancing party music.”