Knightline Wins Competitions and Progresses to Nationals


By Liy Taliaferro

Knightline has been giving it their all in their performances, dominating the regionals and hoping to bring home another win at nationals in Orlando.

“This season has definitely been our most successful to date in the program’s entire existence,” senior Knightline dancer Sam Key said. “It’s been a really fun ride and we’ve come home with a lot of great trophies.”

Regionals started over winter break and met a successful conclusion on Jan. 25. Knightline won first place for both of their dances in their competition against Lindbergh on Dec. 7. In the Omaha competition the team won first in hip hop and third in jazz. Then, in their last competition against FZN, Knightline won first for both dances again.   

“We’ve had some really good competition this year at all of our competitions, so it’s really exciting to hear them [announcers] call second place and it’s not your name,” Key said.

Though Knightline has been very successful this season, the team had to overcome a plethora of obstacles such as dancers getting injured or sick. However, one of the most memorable recoveries was when sophomore Sarah Stover, had Chiari Malformation- a brain condition where tissue pushes onto the spinal cord. This condition hindered her ability to dance, but it was only a matter of time before she was able to join the team in their competitions again.    

“Because of her brain [injury] she couldn’t dance for a long time and she’s slowly getting back into it now,” senior Knightline dancer Emma Quinn said. “We had to change a few things a couple weeks before our competition, but we still did really good because we had to push past that,”

The seniors look forward to their last few times dancing together as a team with nationals starting Feb. 20.

“Honestly, this program has been completely invaluable to my years in high school,” Key said. “Being able to be part of a team that’s so close and works so hard together for such a long season has given me these friendships and memories that I’ll never forget.”