My Name Is…Emily Silverman

New head coach of Castle View dance team looks to grow program

Posted 11/26/18

About me I grew up in Denver and attended Cherry Creek High School. I was on their poms team for four years and became one of the first athletes to complete all four years on the varsity pom team. I …

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My Name Is…Emily Silverman

New head coach of Castle View dance team looks to grow program

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About me

I grew up in Denver and attended Cherry Creek High School. I was on their poms team for four years and became one of the first athletes to complete all four years on the varsity pom team. I earned my bachelor's degree in Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona and was on their Black n' Blue Hip Hope Crew for three years. I was a Universal Dance Association instructor for three years, including being Castle View High School's instructor for two years. I am now working at Starstruck Academy of Dance where I grew up dancing since the age of 3.

My passion

I got passionate about dance team athletics from being on one myself. I loved being on a dance team in high school. Being able to wear a uniform and stand in front of my peers representing my school was so exciting for me, and I love to help others to feel the same way. Being a Universal Dance Association instructor gave me the chance to work with multiple teams and help them bond as a team and increase their skills for the year.

My new job

I just took the position as head coach of the Castle View pom team and I could not be more proud of and excited for this program. Myself and our other coach, Jordan, first plan on increasing this program with more dancers who are passionate to be on a dance team. We want to create a great brand for Castle View with help from future sponsors, community service and more. Of course, our ultimate goal is to become reigning state champions.

Getting involved as a team

As a poms team, it's very important to be involved with the community. There are so many opportunities that we can help with as a team. We will do much more community service, including Race for the Cure and the Walk for Alzheimer's. We will also be doing a lot of junior camps to give younger dancers the passion to become future Castle View pom dancers.

My mantras

I have two mantras in life: "Dance like everyone is watching" and "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning to dance in the rain."

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