Legacies Return From NYC

Priyunka Maheshwari, News Editor

On November 25th, the Legacies returned from a one-week trip to New York City in which they performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and were broadcast to the entire nation. The Legacies, part of a group of 600 dancers, could be seen on television as they performed with the Spirit of America Dance Team.

“There was that moment about two seconds before we performed and realized ‘Wow! We’re actually here!’ That was most memorable,” Legacy Gracie Jones said.

In addition to working hard to perform, with weeks of practicing the routine, the Legacies enjoyed themselves as they went sight-seeing around the city—visiting monumental places like Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and others. Getting to have fun experiences like seeing a Broadway show together brought the team closer together as well.

“Getting to meet celebrities was kind of cool,” Legacy Megan Hall said, “And seeing the excitement and joy on people’s faces while we performed made it even better.”

The dancers had the opportunity to meet and bond with dancers from across the country. While rehearsing together and being out in the parade as a group, the Spirit of America team solidified to produce a spectacular performance.

“Being out there in the cold together really brought us together,” Hall said. “We got to meet so many other dancers and together we were able to gather so much support to bring it all together.”