By Brooklyn Ward
The USU Eastern dance team performed three nights at its annual concert with dances
that ranged from energetic hip hop, that got the crowd hyped, to a few darker, more sensual
pieces choreographed by Madi Burrola and Sydney Sandoval to songs like “Feeling Good” by
Maddie Gardner choreographed “End of Love” by Florence + The Machine, a breathy
contemporary piece. The team also performed a ballet routine that was inspired by champagne
and fizzy bubbles.
It debuted its western dance on film. A game-day pom routine was also shown on film.
Coach Brandi Taylor-Johansson said the team was grateful to everyone who attended.
“I am certain that our audience will walk away having experienced a great night of dancing
while taking in many different emotions as they witness storytelling in motion,” Taylor-
Johansson said. “I feel confident that we accomplished that this year with our incredible show.”
The shows were attended by members of the other athletic teams and leaders on campus as
well as family and friends. Many alumni of past dance teams also attended. Video interviews
were shown of dancers talking of their accomplishments and opportunities.
“With everything that we have going on this year, these girls still remain to keep up their
grades, earning the highest GPA in athletics this last fall semester,” Taylor-Johansson said.
“When I tell you these girls are talented, I’m not just referring to their athleticism and artistry.
They are talented in everything they do. I have a very high-caliber, well-rounded team and I am
in constant awe of them.”