Roswell High Dance Team Wins Their 14th Championship

ROSWELL, NM (KRQE) — Roswell High School’s dance team has a long history of champions. Their last race brought them their 14th victory. For nearly 23 years now, Kim Castro has been the head of the Charlie’s Angels dance team in Roswell.

“I’m from Roswell. I actually went to school at Roswell High School, graduated in 1984,” Castro said. At the time, Roswell did not have a dance team.

So she changed that. “It was kind of something for my eldest daughter, she’s 37 now, but it was something she really wanted, so I started the dance team,” Castro said.

His daughter has long since graduated, but something keeps Castro coming back year after year.

“It was just something I wanted to bring to Roswell High and I never expected it to become so successful,” Castro said.

With Castro leading the team, they won over a dozen titles. Their most recent victory, just a few weeks ago, marked number 14.

“We’ve won 14 state titles and three national titles,” Castro said.

Through hard work and dedication. “Our children are very dedicated when they come to our program. They know what is expected of them,” Castro said.

The years of success provide a solid foundation for new additions. “It’s a program people want to be in and they’ll go the extra mile to contribute to the program,” Castro said.

She always sets goals for herself and for the team. “I told the girls freshman year that if we could even make the top three, that would be an incredible achievement,” Castro said. This year they did. Place third at State. From there, the sky was the limit.

“Okay, now we know we can be first,” Castro said. “Once we got there first it was a bit of a scary place because where do you go from there?”

But they have grown and adapted with the sport to try and stay on top and his time as head coach is far from over. “I think I’ll know when I’m ready to finish, but I don’t feel it right now, which is pretty good,” Castro said.

Castro says she only has one graduate student this year, so she’s looking forward to getting the team together this summer to prepare for another year.

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