Athlete of the Week: Brett Threlkeld

KE: How do you think the team is doing this year?
BT: As a team, our season has been very successful! We have seventh graders up to seniors on our team, and we all get along great! We have walked away with a metal from each competition which is an accomplishment within itself. We will continue to improve in the next few weeks leading into Sections, and hopefully State!

KE: What is it like working with the new coaches this year?
BT: Working with the new coaches has been awesome! They are both very talented coaches while pushing us, they also are easy to communicate with! We love working with them, and appreciate all the work they do for us!

KE: So you collaborate with the coaches to create a dance instead of them just giving you a dance, what is that like?
BT: The coaches pick out a song for Jazz and High Kick and the three captains make up the dances with the supervision of the coaches. They can’t make up the dance because of MN State High School League, although they can help the choreographers when needed. For the most part all of the choreography is done by the dancers. I think this is a really great way to keep dances unique.

KE: What do you expect for the team for the rest of the year?
BT: For the rest of the season I see the team really bonding, and working as a team to be the best we can be. There is so much passion and determination on this team that we will fight our way through Sections, and hopefully move onto State!

KE: Who is your biggest competition?
BT: There are a lot of very good and competitive AA teams. If we were to have a biggest competitor it would either be St. Cloud Cathedral, or Totino Grace.

KE: What is it like to be all-state since sophomore?
BT: I feel honored to have received this award, and I truly am thankful to my coaches for selecting me to represent our team.

KE: What are your future plans for dance?
BT: In the future I hope to dance wherever I go to college! I Only applied to schools that have dance teams, and I hope I can make a competitive team wherever I choose to go. I don’t plan on continuing dance after college as of now.

KE: How long have you been dancing? And where did you start dancing?
BT: I started dancing when I was in preschool, thanks to Caitlin Richie for getting me started. Then I took a few years off to try other sports, and started competitive danceline in third grade at Summit School of Dance. I danced there until 7th grade when I made the Knightettes. I went back to Summit for a year, and freshman year I came back and have been on the Dance Team ever since!

KE: What is your favorite style, like highkick or jazz?
BT: My favorite style of dance is jazz. I love the fun music, strong way of attacking the moves, and adding your own personality to the choreography. I enjoy high kick as well, but jazz is my favorite!