BOUNTIFUL - By Cari Doutre - Jan. 13, 2020
Competing in three different divisions, (military, character and dance), the Bear River Hi Steppers took fifth overall in all three divisions at the Bountiful Invitational at Bountiful High on Saturday, Jan. 11.
Bear River junior Noelle Meeds took fourth place in the 4A drill down competition at the competition.
“They’re really talented,” Coach Kelbi Jackson said about this year’s team of 13 dancers.
“Sometimes they think they don’t see the potential they have and I want them to see it. Once they start seeing it I think everyone else is going to start seeing it,” Jackson added.
This year’s character routine has a fun story behind it. While traveling on an airplane to meet with the team, their choreographer came up with the idea. He changed up the entire routine at the last minute. That idea was to have the dancers be dressed and perform a routine as flight attendants. It was something different, something that hasn’t been done before.
“It’s fun to watch,” Jackson said.
While military routines are often similar with the same elements, this year the Hi Steppers really changed it up with their dance routine.
“Our dance routine is very different than any other school’s routines,” Jackson said. “It’s kind of dark and intense and kind of intimidating.”
Next up for the Hi Steppers is the Region 11 competition on Jan. 21, at Mountain Crest High.