Jasper Dancers Welcome New Coach Lizz Henrich and Taylor Post

By, Maria Thomas & Katherine Heneghan, Managing Editor & Web Editor This year, the Jasper Dancers have been joined by two new coaches — head coach Lizz Henrich and assistant coach Taylor Post. Head Coach Henrich and Assistant Coach Post are working in place of the previous Jasper Dancers’ coach, Katilyn Marquette, who left at the end of last year. The coaches have a long … Continue reading Jasper Dancers Welcome New Coach Lizz Henrich and Taylor Post

Overcoming Obstacles: Jasper Dancers Place Fourth for D1 Jazz in 2021 NDA Virtual Nationals

by, Nicole Rodriguez, Production Editor The Jasper Dancers have once again broken Manhattan College Jasper Dancer history. Following their 2019 National Championship title in Division 1 Hip-Hop and the cancellation of the 2020 championship due to COVID-19, this year the Jasper Dancers received their highest score to date for Division 1 Jazz placing 4th in the nation in the 2021 NDA Virtual Nationals. After a … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles: Jasper Dancers Place Fourth for D1 Jazz in 2021 NDA Virtual Nationals

Welcome to the Squad: Jasper Dancers

by GABRIELLA DEPINHO, News Editor Being just a few months out from basketball season, the Jasper Dancers are already hard at work preparing routines and even looking to nationals in the distance. With each year, new dancers come to team tryouts, hopeful to make the team and hopeful to make their marks on the dance floor. This year, the Jasper Dancers took seven new freshmen and one … Continue reading Welcome to the Squad: Jasper Dancers

Staying Hungry, The Jasper Dancers Win A National Title in Division I Hip Hop

by TAYLOR BRETHAUER & AUGUST KISSEL, Senior Writer & Web Editor The Jasper Dancers are national champions in the division I hip hop category after competing at the National Dance Alliance college national championship in Daytona, Fla. last week. The win, which comes after a season spent focusing on redemption and strength, was highly celebrated throughout the Manhattan College community. “The Manhattan College @MCJasperDancers are NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!! … Continue reading Staying Hungry, The Jasper Dancers Win A National Title in Division I Hip Hop

Jasper Dancers Perform in Nationals Send-Off

by SHANNON GLEBA & ALEXA SCHMIDT, Staff Writer & Features Editor The Jasper Dancers hosted their annual send-off event in Draddy Gymnasium on March 31 in advance of their Nationals competition in Daytona, Fla. The event began with a speech from the team’s coach, Kaitlyn Marquette, who expressed the importance of the send-off in preparing the dancers for such intense competition, especially because their jazz routine is … Continue reading Jasper Dancers Perform in Nationals Send-Off

Jasper Dancers Place First and Second in Regional Competition

by Gabriella DePinho, News Editor On a Sunday without a basketball game to be at, the Jasper Dancers headed to Westfield State University to compete in the Universal Dance Association’s New England Dance Championship. The dancers placed first in division one hip-hop and second in division one jazz, despite this competition being the first time the team ever competed with a jazz routine. Coach Kaitlyn Marquette signed … Continue reading Jasper Dancers Place First and Second in Regional Competition

The Jasper Dancers Take on Madness

by Rikkilynn Shields, Social Media Editor Whether they’ve caught your attention practicing in Draddy, on the sidelines of the basketball games or through their creatively choreographed Instagram videos, the Manhattan College Jasper Dancers are a staple to any event on or off campus involving Manhattan College’s spirit squad. On Thursday, Nov. 1, Manhattan Madness was hosted in Draddy Gymnasium to kick off the basketball season. The crowd … Continue reading The Jasper Dancers Take on Madness

Season Right Around The Corner For Jasper Dancers

by MICHEVI DUFFLART, Web Editor Things are back in full swing at Manhattan College and the Jasper Dancers are suiting up for another new season. Starting in September, the Jasper Dancers begin practicing for another eventful year which runs from autumn to late spring. In the autumn and winter months, the dancers train and practice routines for basketball season, but as the new year rolls … Continue reading Season Right Around The Corner For Jasper Dancers

Jasper Dancers Participate in 2018 Nationals

A bus waited early in the morning for the Manhattan College Jasper Dancers to depart towards Daytona Beach and compete in the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championship on Apr. 3. After an intense year of training, and balancing their time between schoolwork, rehearsals and each of their personal lives, for three days their minds would be thinking of only one thing: Dance. The team, led … Continue reading Jasper Dancers Participate in 2018 Nationals