By Erika Greco
The Walled Lake Central Poms team has taken the football halftime shows by storm this year. At games, all eyes are on these 10 talented dancers as their electrifying smiles and cheerful attitudes bring the field to life. Beyond those smiles, it’s their hard work and long practices that are really on display when they perform.
Senior captains Shelby Bishop and Samantha Cohen have taken charge and cracked down on their team this season in order to put on a flawless performance at every game. With practice three days a week for two hours, Bishop said, “Practices are stressful sometimes trying to be an authority over your peers, but most of the time the girls do what they have to do in order to get everything looking good.”
This past poms season has been more organized for WLC, and the captains collaborate well together to deliver a great and attention-grabbing performance each time the girls take the field. “When we as captains want to get something done, we do it to the best of our abilities,” said Bishop.
This year, the girls have focused on working together to become more technical dancers. They are working on things, “like working on flexibility, pointing your feet, straightening your legs, and correct placement,” explained Bishop.
And their hard work has paid off. Along with the marching band and cheer team, the poms team was asked to perform at halftime for the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving game against the Green Bay Packers.
“My team has been given the exciting opportunity to showcase all of our hard work and dedication at the Lions Thanksgiving Day game. Performing in front of such a huge crowd will be so exhilarating and I cannot wait,” said Cohen.
Remember to tune in to Fox Channel 2 to support and cheer on your fellow Vikings on Thanksgiving Day!