Cougarettes prepare to sparkle


By Madison Kitch

Dance the Night Away// At their most recent competition, the Cougarettes won in multiple categories including Jazz, Gameday, and Pom. Several schools will be at the competition on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the Coronado Cougarettes)

The Coronado Cougarettes are hosting the annual National Dance Association competition at Coronado on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 4-7 p.m. Concessions will also be sold during the event, and schools from in-state and out-of-state will be attending.

“It’s an annual competition, so we do it every year,” senior and dance team co-captian Jenae White said. “It’s our second most important competition, next to nationals.”

The Cougarettes also won big at their most recent competition on Jan. 29. They won first place in the Jazz, Pom, and Gameday state competitions as well as 6 top finishers for junior and senior solos. This marks even more regional acclaim for the Cougarettes, as they are back-to-back national champions already.

“The goal is always to win, whether that is winning first place or even just making it better than the last time we performed it,” White said. “The goal would be to take everything and win, but at the end of the day we want to give it our all.”

The event will feature Jazz, Pom, Gameday, and Solo competitions. The Gameday category is relatively new. This category is for different schools to show off their spirit and perform routines that celebrate school spirit. One competitor is attending from out-of-state to compete against the Cougarettes. 

The dance team is also currently selling t-shirts to fundraise for their trip to nationals. You can support them by buying the t-shirt from

“We just want for everyone to come out and support us,” White said. “[The competitions] are very energetic, everyone’s screaming for each other, and it’s a fun place to be. I don’t think many people know that.”

Again, the Cougarettes will be performing from 4-7 on Saturday, Feb 5. Show your support by buying their merchandise and attending the event.

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Madison Kitch is a senior and this year’s Editor-In-Chief for The Roar. This is her fourth year on staff, and she’s excited to end her high school experience on a good note. She enjoys hanging out with her friends but values her time alone more than anything. Her favorite movie is Good Will Hunting, and she enjoys rewatching Bojack Horseman and Gilmore Girls in her minimal spare time. Some of her favorite artists include PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Pixies, and Green Day. Madison doesn’t know where she plans to go to college yet, but she knows she’ll love it, no matter what.