Dreamers Step Team still without sponsor, seeks leadership

Erian Bradley

The duPont Manual Dreamers Step Team is currently without a sponsor or coach. Mr. Scott Williams (Math) was the club’s sponsor last year but cannot resume the role.

The Dreamers are looking for someone who can coach the team, help choreograph routines, organize meetings, and order outfits for competitions. 

Ms. Erica Darnell (English) sponsored the step team for five years before Williams did, but she is busy teaching classes and sponsoring Manual’s junior class.

“I was able to run through a practice with them for the pep rally,” Darnell said. “I have a lot of things on my plate, [but] they need someone to be there and it’s sad no one will help them. They have great talent.”

Shantel Pettway (11), who was a member of the step team last year, said, “As of right now we aren’t an official team, and Manual without a step team is hard to fathom … Our light for hope is looking dim for this year.”

On the September 16th pep rally, last year’s Dreamers performed with current step team members.

“The step team is usually the best part of pep rallies. They are always full of energy and there’s always good music they dance to,” said Keevin Henley (11).

“The Dreamers are a big part of the school’s pep rally … It’s sickening that we might not have a Step Team because everyone looked foward to their performances,” said Victoria Shaw (11).

The Dreamers hope to find a sponsor as soon as possible and even hope that parents will consider sponsoring, as long as Mr. Kingsley approves.

Erian Bradley is a CMA Junior at Dupont Manual High School. She loves to write about upcoming events & things that are happening at Manual. She is on the Multimedia staff.