Dancing With New Leadership

Tara Higgins joins the varsity dance team as the new coach


Piper Ruebling

Tara Higgins is the new coach on the varsity danceline

After two short years, the SCHS varsity danceline has a new coach. Tara Higgins has taken on the job of coaching the team and plans on staying for as long as she possibly can. Higgins has been dancing in studios and on teams since she was 2 years old, and was even a competitive studio dancer. She has danced in all styles including hip hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, modern and pointe. 

“Well, I’ve always been interested in dance, it’s been something I did my whole life, and there was no coach so the athletics director reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in coaching and I was like, ‘yes! For sure! I love dance,’” Higgins said.

Higgins is hopeful that she can make more of the high school interested and excited about the danceline to grow their numbers.

“I would love to see the team compete again, and do well competing,” Higgins said, “I know this used to be a bigger team so just growing the numbers of the team, getting more people interested and then competing again I think would be awesome.”

Higgins has enjoyed the task of coaching and is excited to see the team improve and grow. She looks forward to the coming years and seeing new faces.

…and I was like, ‘yes! For sure! I love dance’

— Tara Higgins

“Just seeing you guys [the dancers] improve. I like to see, you know, working hard and reaching your goals in dance and then also just bonding as a team and making friends, seeing you guys [the dancers] become friends with each other,” Higgins said.