They are a highly choreographed teams who put in a lot of hard dedicated work into their routines to impress their audience. All of CI’s performance squads – Drill, All-Male, All-Female, Banners and Short Flags – took first place in their first competition of the year.
Tiana Bobe is captain of the 11-member Drill Team. Although first trying out was just for fun, she became very interested in the team and has been dancing for over two years now. Commitment is a big part of the squad. Practice starts in summer from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and takes two to three weeks to make sure the routines are perfected.
“As captain it’s harder because you have to stay committed and there are a lot of things you have to give up but more that you gain,” said Bobe.
All-Male is a very talented group of male performers. Daniel Sakalayan is captain and has been on the team for a little over two years now.
“As captain it is more of a responsibility,” Sakalayan said. “You have to make sure the boys behave, make sure they have competition rides, and make sure they tell their parents if it’s going to be a late night practice. I treat them as if I were their big brother.“
Catalina Posadas, captain of Short Flags, has been on the squad for 2 years. Like most captains, first trying out was difficult.
“I didn’t even think I was going to make it,” Posadas said. “It was hard. It’s not like dancing; it was different and it’s unique.”
As captain, it comes with a lot of responsibilities.
“I do feel like I have a responsibility to be a role model,”