The Jasper Dancers Make History at Nationals

By Megan LaCreta, Arts & Entertainment Editor The Jasper Dancers made history at the NDA Nationals Competition in Daytona Beach. Fl., making the D1 Jazz finals for the first time in program history. The team also ranked fourth in the nation for D1 Hip Hop, continuing a legacy of success in the genre since winning first place at their most recent Nationals competition in 2019. … Continue reading The Jasper Dancers Make History at Nationals

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

MC Dance Team Welcomes First Male Jasper Dancer

by Kelly Kennedy & Niamh Delargy, Asst. Social Media Editor & Contributor Having wrapped up their 2021-2022 auditions, the new Jasper Dancers may look a little different than in years past as they welcome their first-ever male dancer. John O’Connor is a junior management major who has made history with his accomplishment of being able the first male Jasper Dancer. The Quad sat down with … Continue reading MC Dance Team Welcomes First Male Jasper Dancer

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

Japer Talk: Jasper Dancer Rookies Take on Their First Season

by, Kelly Kennedy, Assistant Production Editor The Quadrangle: What is your year and major, and where are you from? Skylar Rossi: “I’m a sophomore political science and communications major, and I’m from Washingtonville, New York.” Kat Connelly: “I’m a freshman, management and marketing major, I’m from Monmouth Country, New Jersey.” Katie Rachman: “I am a first-year Elementary/Special Education major from Los Angeles, California.” TQ: How … Continue reading Japer Talk: Jasper Dancer Rookies Take on Their First Season

Jasper Dancers Promote Love in Powerful Virtual Routine

by, Pete Janny, Sports and Managing Editor The repercussions of the coronavirus have been earth-shattering as everything from graduations to weddings to sporting events have been impacted. Sadly, many of those events have been cancelled, and the best-case scenario for many others is a diminished version of the original thing. Above all else, lives have been lost and the health of many others has been … Continue reading Jasper Dancers Promote Love in Powerful Virtual Routine

The Jasper Dancers are Feeling the Love

by August Kissel, Senior Writer The Jasper Dancers recently took home another high-ranking award. This time, the team and head coach Kaitlyn Marquette received a proclamation from New York City Hall to commemorate the national championship title they received in the 2019 season. This proclamation was presented by councilman Andrew Cohen on Feb. 11. “I feel extremely honored to have been recognized on behalf of New … Continue reading The Jasper Dancers are Feeling the Love

Jasper Dancers: Fighting For More Than a National Title

by August Kissel, Web Editor The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) does not recognize dance or cheer teams in their division as a sport. The NCAA defines a sport as “an institutional activity, sponsored at the varsity or club level, involving physical exertion for the purpose of competition against teams or individuals within an intercollegiate competition structure and operate under standardized rules with rating/scoring systems ratified by … Continue reading Jasper Dancers: Fighting For More Than a National Title