WENATCHEE, WA – The Wenatchee High School AppleEttes Dance Team is accepting signups right now for their Holiday Mini Dance Camp for kids aged kindergarten through 5th grade. In fact, today is the signup deadline.
Eric Granstrom recently attended an AppleEttes practice where he asked the difference between the Dance Team and the Cheer Squad. Annelise Schmidt says there’s quite a bit of difference. “The Cheerleaders don’t do as many routines as us (Dance Team). They do short, little cheers, versus us where we do two minute routines. We also do things with not just the pom-pons. We do Hip Hop. We do Military. So we are a little more encompassing than they are.”
Coach Lynsey Loudon, now in her 4th year leading the AppleEttes, says she really looks forward to having the little ones come out and be part of the Dance Camp coming up December 16th. “We have such a great dance community already so its great to get to watch the kids that are involved in different studios come and dance with us at halftime. And its even more fun to see them years down the road.” Loudon says they’ve actually had quite a few that have gone through the mini camps eventually wind up on the AppleEttes Dance Team.
The Hip Hop Holidays Mini Dance Camp pre-registration deadline is today. You can search WHS AppleEttes on Facebook for more information. By the way, the kids who attend the dance camp will finish their day performing at halftime of the Wenatchee-Davis basketball game that night.