Kickin’ it with Protege

Protege has been working hard all season’s for Saturday’s competition hosted by the Tigerettes at Tigard. It’s a great opportunity to come out a support these dancers.

Protege was off to a great start debuting their new routines during the first competition at Wilsonville High. They danced their hearts out and left everything on the dance floor. Their pirouettes wowed the audience and their faces were full of enthusiasm.

This season has been one for the books with a smaller, more select group of dancers that work together well and truly bond. “What’s made this year special is that the competitions we’ve had so far have gotten us really close and we all get to have fun together,” freshman Aislinn Ruiz said.

Everyone is dedicated to give the team their all and put forth their best effort. This year’s team is different from how it was in past years, “The Tigard Protege team is more improved than last year. More routines have been learned with harder choreography,” sophomore Olivia Watson said. The increasing difficulty of their choreography is one more reason showing that they are a force to be reckoned with.

They impacted the audience with their expressions and enthusiasm, “They had a lot of energy and emotion which made it very entertaining to watch,” freshman Ashlyn Miller said. They told their story through a sequence of moves that took the audience for a ride.

Performing at Scappoose High on Nov. 18, Protege received a score of 67.07 in JV Pom, winning the whole division.

This has been a great season for the team and their bond this year in particular is irreplaceable. “They support each other which makes for a solid foundation in a team. Our captains Madde Johnson and Edwin Guerrero have done an amazing job at rallying the team and keeping their focus. They’re a great duo,” Coach Jordan Daniels said.  They worked together as a team to really bring their dance and story to life which has brought them great success.

Come see them perform for yourself Feb. 10 in the main gym.