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Stories from The Trail

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Stories from The Trail

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Keira Robinson – The beauty of starting over

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   One year left. The golden year. Senior year. One last chance to make the most of your high school experience, one last chance to become the person you always wanted to be. After years of dancing at the same studio, and competing with the same team, this pushed Senior Keira Robinson to try out for the Dance Team. 

  “The risk of choosing poms my senior year was starting over,” said Robinson “It was so out of my comfort zone, leaving teachers and teammates I had for so long and coming into something brand new” she continued. 

   However, her fears were soothed by the kindness her new teammates showed. Quickly transitioning from strangers to “practically my sisters”, Robinson was assured that she had made the right decision and that her leap of faith had paid off. 

   Aside from a new team, Robinson was also stepping into a new style of dance. “Poms is very clean and more so strict,” said Robinson, “[in-studio dance] You have more freedom in how you move and in what you wanna do” she continued. 

   Despite the two being polar opposites and her background as a studio dancer, she quickly found an appreciation for the style of dance featured on the Poms team. Saying “I adore how strict [Poms] competition is and practices are. It truly has taught me so much,” said Robinson.

  In the end, the Cherokee Trail Dance Team made Robinson’s leap of faith, all the worthwhile, by giving her a new chosen family and a place to express her passion for dance. Leaving her senior year to be nothing short of golden. 

 

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