OFHS dancer advances to state
A student from Oconto Falls High School competed recently at the 2017 High School State Dance Championships in La Crosse.
Sophomore Haylee Whiting, 15, was one of 24 dancers statewide chosen for state. She presented a solo performance that she choreographed.
Haylee is the first Oconto Falls High School student ever to advance to state as a dance soloist.
“Competing at state was a great experience,” she said, “and I hope I get the opportunity next year.”
Haylee started dancing at age 5 and has been dancing for the past six years at Christian Dance Company in Oconto Falls, where she takes classes and performs in ballet/contemporary lyrical, jazz, tap and hip-hop. She played basketball and softball in middle school, but forced to choose, she realized dance was her true passion.
She also dances on the Oconto Falls High School dance team, which performs at football and basketball games. The team competed at the regional level, where Haylee was chosen to advance to the state championships Feb. 4 in La Crosse.
Haylee acknowledged the support she has received from her dance team and from her dance studio.
“I’m blessed to have such amazing instructors, and dance with such a great group of talented girls,” she said.