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Meet the Marquesas

Meet the Marquesas

Ilena Peng

September 15, 2017

The Marquesas are in full swing, even though it’s only a month into the school year. They’ve already performed at their first football game and rally of the year. Along with football games, new competition routines are also being choreographed. And behind it all are their captains, officers and a n...

MVHS Marquesas hold annual auditions

MVHS Marquesas hold annual auditions

Ilena Peng

April 22, 2017

At the USA Nationals competition in Anaheim, Calif., the Marquesas became national champions for their kick routine. Yet it also marked the end of their 2016-2017 competition season. Now, the Marquesas are getting ready to head back to work with their new 2017-2018 dance team. On March 19, new dance tea...

Bhangra and Raas teams critique each other’s performances during practice

Bhangra and Raas teams critique each other’s performances during practice

Shriya Deshpande

December 14, 2016

hen writers read their pieces repeatedly, catching mistakes becomes harder with each edit. When students throw themselves into studying for finals, catching mistakes becomes harder with each extra practice test. When dancers perform the same routine, catching mistakes becomes harder with each formation...

Photo Gallery: Monta Vista Dance Team performs “Under the Mistletoe”

Photo Gallery: Monta Vista Dance Team performs

Tyler Lin

December 8, 2015

n Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., the Marquesas Dance Team hosted their winter show, “Under the Mistletoe.” The winter-themed show featured the talents of multiple groups and individuals around the campus including the Dance Team, PE Dance and Urban Soul Movement. The following gallery contains pictures from the e...

Marquesas wrap up halftime performances, transition to competition season

Marquesas wrap up halftime performances, transition to competition season

Colin Ni

November 14, 2014

With a minute remaining in the second quarter, they line up in three neat files on the left end of the field, waiting eagerly. Moments after halftime is called, the Marquesas make their run for the 50-yard line as the announcer draws out his last syllable. The crowd erupts. Nov. 7 marked the las...

Dance Team named second runner up, overall National Grand Champion

All 21 members of dance team perform in the large dance division. Photo used with permission of Bob Griswold.

Rachel Beyda

April 2, 2012

It was time for finals. The best of the best were recompeting, and the Marquesas, who barely missed the cut for finals, were sitting in the audience.  The announcer was about to award the rankings for “the most prestigious” title in the entire competition. While the teams in finals clenched each others’ hands hoping to hear their name, th...

Dance team wins two of five divisions at Norcal State Championships

Striking their ending pose, the Marquesas perform their last routine of the night, a character routine inspired by “The Pink Panther.” Their Character routine placed fourth out of eight teams. Photo by Angela Liu.

Howard Lee

February 14, 2012

On Feb. 11, the Marquesas dance team placed first in Small Lyrical and Kick, second in Large and Medium and fourth in Character at the Norcal State Championships, a regional competition and a national championship qualifier held at MVHS. The competition included dance teams from all over Calif...

Marquesas states competition

Marquesas states competition

Ingrid Chang

February 14, 2009

This Saturday the Marquesas dance team will be competing at home for eligibility at national championships Read More »...