Dancing Queens By: Emma Elsasser

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” -Martha Graham. Recently, the Mercy High School Dance Team took their season pictures. This year instead of usually going through Arnold Clark Photography, they changed it up a bit. The team went through Victoria Beezy, a local Omaha photographer, who is good friends with the dance team coach, Mrs. Kilpatrick. Name a more better location than the Gerald R. Ford Birthsite and Gardens. What’s better than a history lesson to go along with team pictures?!

“Ohhhh I wanna dance with somebody...”

Not all seriousness when it comes to this team. Seniors on the team, Clara Keating and Emma Johnson, take advantage of the beautiful lighting the sun provides to capture some goofy pictures.

Entrance to the Birthsite

The Gerald R. Ford Birthsite Gardens has the perfect setting for capturing the poise and graceful movements of a dancer. The different varieties of flowers and a mixture of fall leaves screams “picture taking”.

“She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25

A day filled with smiles and laughter is one to remember. Team pictures not only give the girls opportunities to see each other outside the dance room, but it’s also a time for bonding and getting to know each other better.

That’s going to hurt later...

Carolyn Klein (left) and Emma Johnson (right) show off their flexibility for the camera. Dance is not only an art, but gives the dancer the ability to speak through movements. Having different varieties of dance assist the dancer to interpret various stories.

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