ABOVE: The EPHS dance team performs during halftime at the Dec. 20 Northwestern University men's basketball game. D401 photo by Dave Porreca (click image for larger view).
The Elmwood Park High School dance team traveled to Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston on Monday, Dec. 20, to perform during halftime at the Northwestern University vs. University of Illinois-Springfield men's basketball game.
Under the direction of head coach Paula Burba, the Tiger dancers delivered a stellar routine to the delight of a sizable contingent of hometown fans and family members. The fans included the EPHS cheer team, whose enthusiasm was rewarded with a Jersey Mike's gift certificate to one of the team members and an appearance on the Welsh-Ryan video scoreboard.
You can watch the performance in the following video, courtesy of Northwestern University:
The 2021-22 competitive dance team consists of seniors Angelina Gutierrez, Jade Guzman, Nicole Soriano and Arela Tace; sophomores Ashley Martir, Evangelia Mylonas, Sarai Quintanar and Nicole Taha; and freshmen Mya Calderon and Izel Torres.
Thanks to everyone who came out in support of the Tigers, and congratulations to our dancers on a dazzling performance!
NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. Except where indicated, all photos are by Dave Porreca, District 401 web/media specialist.