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When the lights come on, the audience’s attention is immediately drawn to the person in the spotlight, the lead. Although the lead’s job is very important, there are other just as important “roles” for any show to be successful. One of those roles are the dance captains, who are just as vital, but don’t get the credit they deserve.

Alaina Stough is one of the three dance captains performing in the Addams Family Musical this year.  Alaina is a Junior in high school, and as a freshman started her theatrical career at hempfield, but has been in love with theater since she was only in the fifth grade. 

The main job of a dance captain is to “clean the choreography”. Mrs Kertoy choreographs the dances and teaches it to all the dancers. While Alaina and the other captains make sure every dancer is doing the dance correctly and everything looks perfect. 

Although Alaina isn’t the lead, she loves what she does. “ My favorite part is the feeling I get when I’m on stage. It’s as if all my stress goes away, and nothing else matters in the world.” Alaina loves dancing, and wants to continue to make a change in the world with her dancing.

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Layla Harvey
Layla Harvey, Contributor
Born and raised on a farm in Uniontown, Pa, Layla Harvey is now a junior at Hempfield Area High School. Layla moved to Greensburg with her mom and siblings back in 2014. In her free time, Layla likes to shop, hang out with her friends, play with her yorki poo named Theo, and spend time with her family. Layla has 8 siblings, 1 older and 7 younger. Her favorite vacation spot is Oak Island because she and her whole family go there every year. Layla's favorite food is sushi and goes to her favorite sushi restaurant at least once a week. A fun fact about her is that she actually transferred to Greensburg Salem High School after going to Hempfield her whole life. She was their for a day and then realized how much more comfortable she was at Hempfield. Now she's back and ready to report the news.