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Ms. Lago loves dancing with the stars of the Excaliburs

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DRILL is a team sport. Take it from Ms. Lago who has 50 years of dancing experience including 28 years of teaching drill at Granger High. She knows all about teamwork and what it takes. “Drill team is a team sport, and there is no room for individuality,” Ms. Lago said. “The best part of my job is watching how [dancers] change. It is amazing how they change. It is incredible how they change.”

“Drill is a lot of work, but I think it’s really rewarding,” Lago said. These dancers wake up every morning at 6:00 A.M. Except four weeks of the summer, they’ve been at Granger all year since April dancing for twenty hours a week. Talk about dedication: these girls  do it all for their love of dance.

One of these dedicated dancers, Stormy Stevens (10), has been dancing for ten years. “Dance is a passion. I don’t know where I’d be without it,” Stevens said. “I love drill, and being a part of the team, I love the girls, and my coach is the best.”

She says drill has changed her, and made her feel more confident. “Drill is an everyday thing, it just what I do. It is a lot of hard work, but at the end of the day it’s worth it,” she said.

Also on the drill team, Leslie Jara (10) has been dancing since freshman year. She tried out her freshman year, and made the team with only one year of dancing experience. “I was scared to start drill, there was so much for me to learn, but with the help of my team and coach, I have improved so much thanks to them,” Jara said. “Drill is a lifestyle. People say it’s dance or it’s practice, but it’s my life. It takes so much time, dedication, and commitment. We are going places as a team, and drill is something huge. It is my life. I am very proud of my team, I am very proud to be a Granger Excalibur.”  

 

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Ms. Lago loves dancing with the stars of the Excaliburs