Dancing to the music

By Staff Writer
January 30, 2003

Antonio Masone

The dance team has kicked off their second season here at Cabrini. Making their first appearance at Midnight Madness last semester, the dance team looks forward to performing at the men’s basketball home games this year.

Coach Andrea Manieri said, “As compared to last year, this year’s team is much smaller in size. However, the hard work and dedication that we have endured has paid off making us proud to call ourselves Cabrini College’s dance team.” Manieri is a graduate of Cabrini and participated in the dance team her senior year. This is her first year coaching the dance team at Cabrini, and she is pleased to work with such a talented group of girls. The only set back to the dance team is their size. The girls dance team consists of 13 girls, most of which having prior experience to dancing.

The girls practice twice a week for two to three hours. All of their hard work pays off at half time when they perform their routine for the Cabrini fans. Freshman Cabrini dance team member, Amanda Farrington said, “The team is much smaller this year than years before so we got to know each other better. Its a good feeling when the crowd appreciates all of our hard work during the games.”

The dance team made their first appearance this year on Jan. 20, at the men’s basketball game against Eastern University. Although the dance teams season ends in the middle of February they are looking forward to performing a new routine for Coach Boone’s arrival on Feb. 17.

The dance team has put a lot of time into this year’s season. Senior Megan Hartman said, “Being the mentor of the dance team means a great deal because I represent not only my teammates but my friends as well. I enjoy spending my last semester at Cabrini with a team that has such enthusiasm for dance.”

The dance team has brought a lot of fans to the games this year. Sophomore Jamie Lewis said, “The team this year looked like they put a lot of hard work, time and effort into the performance. I hope to see them perform more routines throughout the season.”

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