Lieutenants from L to R: Faye Porter, Katie Chiles, Allison Schwartz, Brooke Edwards and Staley Rose.
The Highland Belle lieutenants performed at Encore Officer Camp in Frisco, TX. After a grueling but rewarding camp at Frisco Convention Center and two evaluations, the lieutenants received blue superior ribbons. The Belles danced under the direction of Shannon Harty, director, and Emily Sanchez, assistant director.
“Congratulations to Faye, Katie, Allison, Brooke, and Staley. We are very proud of them.” said Harty. “During our four day stay, the lieutenants took three master classes from NYC/LA dance experts, performed their home routine to rave reviews, learned three new pieces of choreography, and participated in daily technique class while developing leadership skills and bonding as a new group.”
About the Belles
The Highland Belles are Highland Park High School’s award-winning drill team. For nearly 30 years, the Highland Belles have been well known throughout Highland Park and the dance/drill community for their work ethic, technique and precision routines. Dancing under the direction of Shannon Harty, Belle performances include military, jazz, pom, high kick, prop, and novelty selections. The Highland Belles represent the commitment to excellence that is shared by the students of Highland Park High School and the community. For more information, please contact Belles’ publicity chair Thayer O’Brien (214-402-9616) or visit http://www.highlandbelles.org/.