UNION VARSITY HIGHSTEPPERS
2015 STATE KICK CHAMPIONS
Union Junior Highsteppers – 2015 State Kick Champs
Union Youth Highsteppers – 2015 State Jazz Champs
The Union Highstepper program has been a part of Union High School for over 35 years. The Highsteppers have continued tradition, winning their 32nd State title in 2015.
They provide half-time entertainment at home football and basketball games as well as selected away games. They also participate in pep rallies, kick-offs, offer dance clubs and tutoring at Union elementary and secondary schools, and participate in activities throughout the community.
National & Regional Competitions
The Union Varsity Highsteppers and Junior Highsteppers competed in February 2014 at the Crowd Pleasers North DFW Regional Showcase in Keller, TX. The Junior Highstepper officers won Best in Class and a Superior Performance award for their contemporary dance and the team won Best in Class for jazz and kick, as well as a Superior Performance award.
The Varsity Highsteppers were named Medium Varsity Grand Champions and received Best in Class awards for their hip hop and kick routines, as well as 1st Runner Up Best in Class for their jazz. They were awarded the team Super Sweepstakes award for receiving an average score of 90 or higher in all three routines. The Varsity Highstepper officers were named 1st Runner Up Best in Class for their jazz and contemporary routines, and were also awarded a Silver Sweepstakes award for having a score of 85 or higher on two routines, as well as an award for Outstanding Artistry for their contemporary dance.
The Junior Varsity Highsteppers received a Silver Sweepstakes award for top scores in 2 dances, were 2nd runner up for their contemporary dance, and won 1st place for their prop dance. The officers won a Sweepstakes award for top scores and placed 2nd in their lyrical routine.
The Union Highsteppers compete annually at the Pom and Dance State Championships sponsored by the Oklahoma State Dance Team Directors Association (OSDTDA). The Highsteppers have won State Championships in Kick for 32 years.
Highstepper Program Directors are:
Varsity – Megan Maddux, Megan Neumann & Sponsor Cindy Forbis
Junior High – Kaitlin Karcher, Miranda Morrison & Sponsor Kari Ernest