Dance Team Coaches for Next Year Have Been Announced
By Katie Lehan
Due to the cancellation of Celebrate Seton, the Seton dance teams were not able to perform their routines and were not able to recognize and appreciate the returning dance coaches, as well as the ones who have decided not to come back next year. Becki Bleh, Becca Dattilo, Sarah Hungler, Casey Reagan, and Tina (Dattilo) Smithmeyer have all committed three or more years of their lives to making the Seton dance teams the very best they can be. Jill Lamey, returning varsity coach said, “The dedication these coaches have shown to Seton Dance has helped this program get to where it is and we could not have done it without each of them… THANK YOU!”
The dance coaches for the 2014-2015 season are mostly women that have graduated from Seton High School, and ones who have returned from last year as well as women who are new additions to the staff. Theresa Chiodi and Jill Lamey are returning as Varsity coaches as well as newcomer Anna Merrifield. Jenna Yee and Stacy Kyde are moving up from the Junior High team and are now coaches for the new Junior Varsity team that consists of ninth through twelfth graders. Their sister, Kelsey Schweizer will be joining them on the Junior Varsity team. Jenna Mullen, Sara Roos and Steph Edwards have taken over the Junior High team. Allison Jacobs has returned to the Youth team, along with Molly Bruns and Lauren Herdeman who are new additions to the Seton Dance family. Jodie Finke and Cassy Woelfel are returning as coaches for the Youth Prep team in addition to Allison Mercurio is new this season. Finally, Krista Hungler & Leah Kelly are returning as coaches of the Twinkle teams in addition to two new coaches, Stacey Frank and Ali Rebholz.
Tryouts for Varsity and Junior Varsity-girls in grades nine through twelve- are April 13, 14 and 16 from 6pm to 9pm in Seton’s old gym and dance studio. The girls trying out for JV are recommended to have dance experience and it is a requirement for Varsity. Junior tryouts- girls in grades six through eight- are on April 27, 28, 29 and May 1 from 6pm to 9pm in Seton’s new gym, old gym and dance studio. Once again, it is recommended that girls have previous dance experience. For a more complete list of all of the tryout and off season class information, it is on the Seton Dance Team website, shsdance.org or check the Seton HS Highlighters Dance Team page on Facebook.