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Dance team now open to all

SPA and Minnehaha Academy's joint 2017-2018 dance team.

Liv Larsen, RubicOnline Editor

May 19, 2019

The Minnesota State High School League has officially changed their policies to allow boys to participate in competitive dance.

Dance team finds their way onto the field

Ellie Hoppe and the SPA dance team performing at The Blake School. The SPA dance team performed on October 5th.

Eric Bottern, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

For the first time ever, the Spartan Dance Team performed at SMB Wolfpack games during halftime.

February 17, 2018

The SPA Dance team delivered a performance during the Boy's Varsity Basketball game on Feb. 16.

Student leadership helps the dance team stay in step

DANCE LINE. With student leaders, the teammates hope that the closeness developed last year will get stronger: “I really want it to be an open environment,” captain Ellie Hoppe said.

Quinn Christensen, The Rubicon Editor

November 30, 2017

Annika Findlay's key role as manager of the dance team helps produce success.

SPORTS PLAYLIST: Dance team throws it back to energize each other

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Andrew Johnson, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

For the Dance Team, music serves many different purposes. Some songs spark nostalgia, some pump up the team members before a meet, while some simply fill time when the team is bored.

Eight things you didn’t know about the SPA dance team

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

November 10, 2014

1.  They make up their own moves: The dance team members collaborate with the coach to choreograph and invent moves for their chosen song, all from scratch. They change the dance routine around as their practices progress. “We’re constantly modifying the choreography,” junior captain Calla Sa...

Winter Sports Preview: Dance Team welcomes new coach and members

Senior captain Cynthia Zheng and sophomore Maren Findlay are excited for dance team this season, “I’d say we’re in a building year, but I’m really excited for the season. We have a great group of girls,” Zheng said.

John Wilhelm and Tommy Toghramadjian

November 25, 2013

“I’d say we’re in a building year,” Cynthia Zheng, captain of dance team, said. “But I’m really excited for the season. We have a great group of girls.” This year, dance team is getting a new coach, which could greatly change the course of the season. The addition of a new coach could ...

Dance team hopes to rejuvenate with new coach and new members

The Upper School Girls Dance team, led by senior captains Jessica Wen and Cynthia Zheng, practices for the season. “We're going to try to build a bigger team this year,” sophomore Calla Saunders said.

Laura Slade, A&E Editor

November 1, 2013

“We want to create an atmosphere that people want to be a part of,” sophomore Calla Saunders said. St. Paul Academy’s Girls Dance team has had a rocky few years due to coaches leaving and the small numbers of dancers. This year has promise to be different. Jessica Maxa will be coaching the team...