Mix a dream with a scare and pour it into a bubbling cauldron of dance. That hints at the emotion of the Omaha girls who’ve learned they’ll be performing at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
The hurdle between the girls here and the performance there is the money to bridge that gap.
Anna Farnsworth said, “It's still hard to believe it's really happening."
What is happening behind the walls of Omaha South is a coach and her dancers becoming family as a family realizes its dreams.
Coach Taylor said, “They're learning skills to take with them - life skills beyond dancing."
This is a school team with grand aspirations. Coach Taylor said, “I can’t believe it’s real,” as word came this week about the 2016 bowl performance during halftime with all eyes watching.
To say they're excited would be a bit of an understatement. Between laughs you can see the respect Coach Taylor receives from her kids.
Now for that hurdle: they girls will need to raise $1,800 apiece to make the trip happen. In between the hours of work they put in at the studio each week they'll brainstorm just how they'll raise that money.
In the meantime, the girls have to keep moving forward. Dancing brought them all together and Team Captain Bianca Garcia said, “We could all say that we're like sisters."
If you'd like to help you can contact the South High treasurer. The number to call: 402-557-3632.
The team has already brainstormed ideas that include selling car decals or donuts. They even said they'd rake leaves if they have to.