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CHS Poms Performs During Wizards Halftime

Photo Courtesy of Tatiana Teixeria

The poms team poses for a picture in Verizon Center.

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CHS Poms had the opportunity to perform during the Washington Wizards halftime show on Friday, January 6.

CHS was one of several schools from the DMV area who performed during halftime of the game.

“Our coach wanted to give us the experience of performing in front of large crowds of people so we signed up,” sophomore and poms member Hannah Weitzman said.

Other schools that performed during the Wizards halftime show Friday included Walter Johnson Cheer and other school’s pom teams from all over the area.

According to Weitzman, CHS Poms showed up to the Verizon two hours early so they could practice the routine with the other teams.

“The performance was so much fun because it’s the biggest audience our team has ever danced for, and there was lots of positive energy,” senior captain Tatiana Teixeria said. “It’s crazy to think we’ve danced on a court where NBA and WNBA teams play. The atmosphere in itself really pumped our team up which made the performance even better.”

The team performed in front of star athletes on both the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Washington Wizards. They performed at the Verizon Center, which has the capacity of over 18,000 people.

“The coolest part was being able to see what it was like to stand underneath the court,” Weitzman said. “[We got to] go underneath where all the players and cheerleaders were before they go on to the court.”

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