The Huntington High School Highsteppers are ready to entertain Blue Devil fans and compete against regional and national competitive dance teams.
This year’s Highsteppers’ squad is coached by Samantha Allen, who is excited to be working with such a talented group. The first performance of the year during halftime of last Saturday’s football game was sensational and was very well receiving.
The Highstepper roster includes senior captains Jillian LoTurco and Christina Drummings; junior captains Victoria Befumo and Sophia Thompson and fellow dancers Grace Colavecchio, Keira Francis, Tori Mangan, Camilla D’Anna, Ariana James, Kaitlyn Sansiviero, Adriana Abbatiello, Ava Tizzio, Brooke Evans, Morgan Colleluori, Maria Sabatino, Rosie Arner, Lea DeVoe and Alyssa Evans.
“Highstepping has been going great so far this year,” Ms. Colleluori said. “We have a really good group of hardworking and talented girls this year and we are all so excited to perform at the first football game this Saturday!”
The Highsteppers are expected to perform at halftime of various varsity football and basketball home games. The team will perform for the entire student body, faculty and staff at the high school’s fall pep rally on Friday, October 8. The team will also march in the Homecoming Day parade and participate in several other high school events.
“We are very excited about the Highstepping team this year with our new coach Samantha Allen and our team of 18 highly talented dancers,” Ms. LoTurco said. “We have so much to look forward to this year, especially since we essentially lost our season last year. The team is practicing several times a week to prepare for the football and basketball performances and our competitive season. The highlight of the year is always our national competition in Orlando, Florida. To support our trip and other costs associated with the team, we will be engaged in many fundraising efforts, including bake sales, t-shirt sales, bingo night and getting revenue-sponsorship support from local businesses.”
The Highsteppers work incredibly hard to perfect their routines. “Highstepping has been going great this year,” Ms. Befumo said. “We are all super excited to be able to have a fairly normal season. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve come up with this year.”