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YGC: Waverly-Shell Rock student dances her way to New York

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by Danielle Wagner

WAVERLY (KWWL) Several weeks ago we told you about an Oelwein student selected to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade All-Star Band.

Another eastern Iowa student is also going to New York in November for the parade.

Waverly-Shell Rock senior Kyra Ross has danced since she was three years old. In November, Ross gets to show off her moves for a national audience. She'll be performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

Eoss chose to attend the parade after she was nominated during a dance camp at UNI.

"We all had to do a mock audition or try out where we had to perform a routine and then add our own twist to it and that's how we got chosen," said Kyra Ross. 

Ross has never been to NYC and plans to make the trip a family event.

"I'm staying at the hotel where the dancers stay by myself, but my mom and sister are flying out with me and then later over Thanksgiving my grandma and aunt are coming with us as well," said Ross. 

At Waverly-Shell Rock High School Ross is a member of the Go Hawk Girls dance team. There are about 17 girls on the team. For the Macy's parade, about 250 people should be in her dance group. But Ross is used to big stages. Last year she performed at the Capital One Bowl. She's just excited to learn her routine soon.

"Hopefully the end of October, early November once all the registration is done they'll send us a DVD with the stuff. They'll have a routine on there. You have to memorize by the time you get there because not a lot of practice time," said Ross. 

Ross is starting to fundraise. She needs about $1600 dollars for the trip. 


Besides Ross of Waverly and Shelby Schreck of Oelwein, four senior cheerleaders from Bellevue are also going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. The girls sold lemonade this summer to raise more than a thousand dollars per girl to attend the November parade.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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