Enterprise Dancers Continue to Soar at Stadium of Fire

PROVO, UT – Year after year Enterprise dancers take part in the annual Freedom Festival dancing at the Stadium of Fire. The event is celebrated over the Fourth of July weekend with 40,000 visitors to the LaVell Edwards Stadium at Brigham Young University.

The festivities of the 37th annual Stadium of Fire this year included youth dancers, skydivers, fireworks, F-15 flyover, and musical performances from Grammy Award-winning Country music stars, Little Big Town and five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes. The crowd also got a taste of comedian Brian Regan.

Calista Christensen, Enterprise High School drill team captain spent time practicing the Stadium of Fire dance moves with her teammates before they made the trip to Provo. Christensen said, “Every year there is always some changes. Sometimes in the dance there are things that the director changes.”
When the girls arrived in Provo it was hot, and many eyes were on these dancers to help determine their placing. When the Enterprise dancers took to the field they were placed in the third and fourth rows, but that didn’t stop the dancers from giving it their all. When the time came for the director to make changes the Enterprise team was moved up to the first and second row for the night of the performance.
Christensen shared with her team how performing at the Stadium of fire makes you feel different from any other performance. “I don’t know what it is about stadium of fire, but it always makes me think, this is why I dance and love dance so much. It is worth all the sweat and sunburns,” Christensen said.

The Stadium of Fire also has a special tribute to the servicemen who sacrifice for our freedom. Oswald’s husband is actively serving in the military and said, “It’s so powerful to celebrate at the Stadium of Fire because they always do an amazing job of instilling patriotism in everyone who attends.”

Brylee Oswald an Enterprise High Alum has been dancing at the Stadium of Fire since 2013 and this year she was chosen as a Specialty Dancer along with 20 others to claim the spot light. Oswald said, “The dances were more demanding than past years, but it also made it more rewarding performing with a much smaller group.” Out of the 300 dancers on the field it’s quite an honor to be picked for a Specialty Dancer.

Annie Crouch a member of the Enterprise High School dance team joined several girls from Enterprise for their first time at the stadium. Crouch shared her thoughts as they prepared for the event and said, “The practices were very long and hot, but it was definitely fun! We had our coaches and parents come spray us with water and bring us water bottles.” She also shared about the many memories they made on the field as they enjoyed the concert and fireworks. “I loved screaming and singing along to all the songs with my team. I would do this again in a heartbeat and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything”, Crouch said.

Laynee Anderson another dancer from Enterprise High shared how this event helped her grow closer to her dance team. Anderson said, “we’re always bonding and making friends with other teams.” Most of the dancers shared their love of bonding on the field and of course their favorite part was the performance night.

“These are the memories that are going to last forever, and I think every girl agrees it’s been the best part of summer,” Said Christensen.

Check out the gallery below to view the photos from the event. Don’t forget to follow the EHS Drill Team Instagram page for all their photos. Be sure to also follow E2day News on Instagram and Facebook for more photographs and videos of what is happening in the area.

About CR Thelin

CR Thelin is a creative writer for Enterprise2day. His recent role added to his plate is reporter. You can find CR wearing orange at most local events taking video and interviewing those involved. "Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein.
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