Today Captain’s Spotlight is Tayler Morris of W.J. Keenan High School Raiderettes
How long have you been dancing with the Raiderettes?
I have been apart of the Raiderettes for four years now.
What was it like to try out for the dance team?
The first time trying out for the team was difficult and stringent because I lacked dance experience and coordination. The whole tryout process for me was a new experience and I was out of my element.
What did you learn about working with a team?
I learned from working with a team, is that no dancer is perfect. Everyone dance in their own way. Dancing is an expression of art with uniqueness. It is a process of drawing a picture and being different.
How do you prepare for a performance?
I prepare for a performance by first staying calm, relaxing my brain and going over the pieces I need the most help on.
What does it feel like to be a captain of a team?
I do not feel different from the rest because we are all contributing to the growth of individuals and the team as a whole by working together. You don’t have to be in charge to be a captain.
What is the greatest advice your receive as a dancer?
The greatest advice I have received as a dancer is to be humble and to never forget where you started from.
How do you motivate your team mates?
I motivate my teammates by not letting them give up on themselves and telling them the story of how I started. You can’t start off being gold without process in the mine.
How do you balance your academics with your sports?
I balance my academics with sports and being proactive with my school work. Therefore, my homework is done at school or before dance practice. In the end, I make honor roll.
What qualities must a team captain possess?
The qualities a team captain should have is Integrity, Passion, Commitment,and Humbleness.
You will be graduating from high school this year. What are your future goals?
My future goals after graduating from the Class of 2018, I will be attending Jackson State University majoring in Biology/ Premedical. Here I will hopefully have the honor to dance for the thrill of a billion eyes, the famous Prancing J-Settes.