High school dance and drill teams don’t always try their hand at high kick routines because of how difficult they are to beautifully execute. Legs must be straight, arms must be locked at hook-up, hands stiff, and toes pointed. Texas teams lay claim to the high kick format as being their specialty, and many other states’ high school teams try to replicate their success. In fact, most high schools in Texas have rather large precision dance and drill teams with upwards of 75 members! High school football is huge in Texas and the teams usually perform at the halftime of these rousing games, as well as at other events.
When The Woodlands High School Highsteppers performed their Texas kick routine during the halftime of a big rivalry game between their school and Conroe High School, all eyes were on the large squad of dancers donning white flouncy uniforms with a short skirt and a green vest. Their white stockings paired with green and white saddle shoes accentuated the colorful vests, and their white gloves made their hand movements really pop. The ladies assumed their starting position in a triangular formation on the ground, working their way to a multi-row kick line. The high school band performs the accompanying music behind them.
Their formations are absolutely breathtaking, with a variety of contagions and anywhere from one to six kick lines. They perfectly execute fan kicks and straight kicks, leaving the crowd is hooked on every move. The Highsteppers even remain linked up while extending their leg onto the backs of their neighboring dancer!. Pay close attention to the 3:25-minute mark, when they take advantage of their colorful costuming, which adds an extra pop to the routine. Their ending features a formation you’ve likely never seen before. Check out these ladies’ lovely kick lines in the video