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Granville Central High forming first dance team

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STEMGranville Central High School has taken the first steps toward building a dance team.

The newly formed Panther Prowlers are being created in an effort to bolster school spirit and to promote positive team togetherness, according to school staff.

Granville Central Booster Club member Cissy Lowery will be one of the advisors of the club. Lowery said recently she hopes the program will allow students to learn and grow through dance.

“There may be opportunities for students to pursue dance in college and even make it a career,” Lowery said. “We want to open the door for the students to try something new. We are hoping it will expand their high school experience and they will have the chance to shine within our community.”

The Panther Prowlers, which will be modeled after existing high school and college dance teams, are planning on performing at select games during the first season. The Prowlers will learn the basic foundations of pom and dance techniques.

“We wanted to start the program off on the right foot with a pom and dance skills camp. The (N.C. State University) dance team will work with the campers (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) at Granville Central. There will be collegiate-trained instructors at the camp as well,” Lowery said.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day and rising ninth-graders and up are eligible to participate in the camp.

For more information about the Panther Prowlers or the camp, contact Lakeisha Bailey at 919-528-5530.