The Union Highsteppers dance team provides half-time entertainment by dancing at home football and basketball games as well as selected away games. The Highsteppers perform routines on the sidelines for football as well as cheers with the cheerleaders as appropriate throughout the game. They also participate in pep rallies, spirit lines, competitions and many community activities.
Requirements to become a Union Highstepper are as follows:
The following are the required skills for a Union Highstepper team member. The requirements for each level do not necessarily need to be mastered if the candidate can demonstrate the technique and potential to master the element in the near future with training.
8th Grade Highsteppers: Right and left double pirouettes, right and left leaps, right splits.
JV Highsteppers: Right triple pirouette, left double pirouette, right and left splits, leaps in second, saute fan, right chaine leap, turns in second (straight leg fouettes), intermediate/advanced kick combinations.
Varsity Highsteppers: Right and left splits, leaps in second, saute fan, fouette turn combinations, right and left triple pirouettes, right and left calypso leaps, right and left inside pirouettes, advanced kick combinations, stylized jazz combinations.
Competitions are encouraged and expected for our dance squads. The following is an approximation for the squads: