Sensations head to Nationals

Dance team leave for Florida to perform at Nationals


Taylor Amlong

Sensations resting before performance.

The Sensations left for Florida last night at 7 for Nationals. They have been practicing morning and afternoons to prepare for the big competition. For senior co-captain Bailey Vanbeers, practice is paying off and allowing the girls not to settle for okay.

“We have been preparing a lot, practicing twice a day and four hours on Sunday,” Vanbeers said, “The team mindset is to ‘never settle’ and to strive to do our best.”

This is Vanbeers’ last trip to Disney and she looks forward to this trip and supporting her team members one last time.

“I definitely look forward to competing because it’s my last year,” Vanbeers said. “I just want to keep supporting my team members the best I can.”

For sophomore Callie Bratsch, all the hard work the team has put in allows her to come off the dance floor with no regrets.

“We practice a lot and we know we need to do even better each time. Personally, I want to come off the floor knowing I did my best so I have nothing to regret,” Bratsch said.

According to Bratsch, the moment all the hard work pays off is when you walk through the castle during finals.

“On finals, you get to walk through the Disney castle onto the dance floor and it’s the best thing ever,” Bratsch said.

Their work is not over though, when they arrive, the girls will have hours of practice in Florida before they perform. For sophomore Reagan Miller, they could work on technique details in their routines.

“We need to work on keeping our heads up because at Nationals the judges are on a platform above us,” Miller said.

The trip is not just a time to show off their hard work but also make lasting memories with each other.

“My favorite part [of the trip] is just being with all my team members. This is what we have been working for all year so finally getting here means a lot to all of us,” Miller said.