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Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama
October 20, 2015
Filed under Football

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Cheer vs. Dance

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
February 20, 2013
Filed under Videos

A few years ago, a group of students decided to start a dance team in competition with the cheer team. Today, both teams respect each other and even train together. Her is a video to see both teams perform at the Winter Rally along with interviews.

Dance and Cheer take home gold and silver at the 2012 Jamz Nationals

Dance and Cheer take home gold and silver at the 2012 Jamz Nationals

Hilda Huang, Copy Editor
March 6, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

There’s only one thing harder than doing tumbling passes alone: doing synchronized tumbling passes. Paly Cheerleaders must have done those pretty well, as they took home the silver in the annual Jamz Schools Cheer and Dance National Championships in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Feb. 24, 201...

Palo Alto High School’s dance team performs at Paly sporting events

Palo Alto High School’s dance team performs at Paly sporting events

Sammy Solomon and Annie Susco, Staff Writers
October 11, 2011
Filed under Features, Profiles, Top Stories

It all started for Palo Alto High School dancer Isabel Obrien (‘12) at age four, when she first tied on her ballet shoes and slipped on her pink leotard and tights.  She learned the basic techniques of dance, such as pointing her toes and straightening her legs, at a very early age.  From the beginning of her dance car...

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