Meet the Cuero Trotters
By BY KAYLA BELL - KBELL@VICAD.COM
Sept. 22, 2011 at 4:22 a.m.
Updated Sept. 23, 2011 at 4:23 a.m.
The Cuero Trotters Dance Team seems to have twirled itself a fresh reputation and split open a new avenue for school pride.
"They have lots of students excited to watch them at pep rallies now," their director, Brittany McGrew said. "Most have never danced in their lives. They've seen the girls improve."
About half of the 11-member Trotters team is new this year, McGrew said.
But so is their coach, who attributes the team's improvement in part to implementing the first year of 7 a.m. practices.
"I promise it will pay off," she said she told her groggy dancers the first few weeks of school.
The high schoolers, though, wouldn't mind spending that extra time together. McGrew said she's never seen a team of girls who got along so well.
"They have such big hearts, and they practice so much," she said. "They are such a good group of girls."
The camaraderie and confidence on the dance floor is a win-win for Cuero High School, McGrew said.
"They hear the compliments," she said. "When the girls get excited, the school gets excited."
The Trotters' assistant director is Chad Baros.