TPS S.T.A.R. Students attend Chicago Tap
TAHLEQUAH, OK - S.T.A.R. students from Tahlequah Public Schools wiggled, shuffled and stomped for an hour and were encouraged to do so on Thursday, September 24 when they attended “Chicago Tap Theatre: Tap Out Loud,” the kickoff event for the 2015 Sequoyah Institute season. The hour-long performance introduced students to tap dance and is part of an ongoing education through the arts initiative that the TPS S.T.A.R. program strives for.
Students Talented in the Arts Realm music and dance students from Cherokee, Greenwood, Heritage and Tahlequah Middle School were treated to a celebration of tap dance and live music from the 1920s until now during the show. During the last few minutes of the show, several students as well as teachers were invited to the stage to learn and perform a 1920s tap piece.
Attending from Tahlequah Middle School were Marisol Avalos, Erin Bennett, Lyric Brown, Jaya Cochran, Jacie Duncan, Chelsea Edwards, Lyndsie Elliott, Emma Enlow, Emma Hatfield, Emily Hutchins, Asia Lamberson, Emma Lindstrom, Jackson Lovell, Nathan Lowrey, Jordy Marquez, Lydia McAlvain, Murron McInnes, Dylan Moore, Ke’Leigh Penn, Brooke Postlewait, Emily Roberts, Jaxon Stickels, McKinley Thompson, Kyron Tobey, Ashley Trapp, Elizabeth Whitmire. Stella Aldridge, Kelis Atkinson,Ricky Bolt, Emily Cantero, Arlethe Cantu, Demi Casey, Jewels Chuculate, and Gracie Davenport.
Also attending were Jadyn Dawson, Kristina Fanning, Chloe Felts, Anna Fields, Rachel Gibbs, Jessica Graves, Heather Hendrickson, Jacie Johnson, Andrew McCartney, Isaac Monks, Skyla Peterman, Jessie Pierce, Natalee Porter, Macye Spencer, Aubrey Sumner, Roz Timothy, Maureena Troutman, Mason Wood, Emma Akin, Macy Baker, Rylee Brown, Blake Corn, Lindsey Freymuth, Lily Hannah, Kylie Hix, Cara King, Hannah Langston, Baylee Lynn, Autumn McKinney, Sydni Moore, Alexus Morris, Holly Otterstrom, Maggie Reasor, Katie Retherford, Logan Ross, Olivia Smith, Cassidy Spears, Jenna Stacy, Izabella Stovall, Meg Thompson, and Harmony Wardlow.
Cherokee students attending were Annaliese Brubaker, Jocelyn Dennis, Nolan Hatfield, Madisen Licklider, Brandy Swepston, Merrick Wood, Matilyn Dennis, Autumn Greer, Nevaeh Larson, Scarlett Montgomery-Anderson, Katie Moore, Ethan Sisk, Avari Blish, Catherine Cole, Colby Green, Matthew Langston, Cale Matlock, Jasmine Moreno, Emily Morrison, Lilly Olvera, Drew Porter and Hannah Priest.
Greenwood students attending were Ethan Campbell, Makayla Johnson, Lauren Kinsey, Emmalee McDonald, Anika Nagle, Linda Nguyen, Audrey Scearce, Sadie Stanglin, Caden Waits, Kynley Frazier, Ava Jones, Reese Postlewait, Katie Pursley, Emily Scearce, Matthew Talburt, Presley Wadley, Isaac Allen, Emily Burchett, Kristen Campbell, Sophia Edgar, Autumn Edwards, Riley Freymuth, Miltiyanna Gordon, Katelyn Myers, Emma Sherron, Haley Spaulding, Jenna Stovall, and Emma Waldo.
Heritage students attending were Noah Barrett, Avalon Clark, Violet Jones, Hunter Ryan, Kaden Tibbetts, Cassi Tiner, Arianna Walker, Nelly Aguilar, Lillian Castro, Elijah Dickinson, ShaNeal Kirk, Keahi Madison, Madisyn Matthews, Karina Ortega, Avery Barrett, Robby Batson, Jacie Bennett, Todd Davis, Sadie Foster, Taber Gilbert, Lauren Jones, Elijah Lindstrom, Anabelle McKenna, Jocelyn Navarro, and Blake Washington.