The Work Is Worth It
“The work is worth it.” That’s the message of the Roswell High School Charlie’s Angels Dance Team. Roswell heads into this weekend’s NMAA State Spirit Competition at Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque as the 6-time defending state champion.
Roswell enters this weekend’s competition with a national title under their belt. The group took first place in the large varsity pom category at the National Dance Alliance competition in Orlando. It was the second time they took home a national title, also winning in 2016.
“It actually gives them a lot of confidence going into state,” said coach Kim Castro. “We preach to work hard every day, whether it’s for nationals or state.”
Castro has been coaching this team for 18 years. This year’s squad of 22 high schoolers has five seniors who can finish out their high school careers never having lost at state. The pressure is on for another repeat performance. “When you win, I feel like the judges judge you harder, the spectators expect more and that means you have to work harder,” Castro explained. “It puts a lot of pressure on the girls.”
Roswell will begin defense of their state title Friday morning. The event begins at 8am.