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Garces Memorial High School announced first competitive dance team

Posted: 12:55 PM, Jan 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-09 12:14:34-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Garces Memorial High School principal Myka Peck says the school has created their first competitive dance team in school history.

The team is made up on 13 students currently enrolled in advanced dance classes on campus, instructed by Georgia Peck, Myka's mother.

Garces Dance Team
Courtesy of Garces Memorial

“My job as a principal is to find God-given talent on our campus and showcase it,” Myka Peck said in a release from the school. “We’ve talked for years about developing a dance program at Garces. These dancers are talented and we want to give them the ability to start something no other high school in Bakersfield has on their campus.”

The team will begin competing for Garces during the spring semester beginning in March.

This is not Myka and Georgia Pecks first experience with dance. Myka's sister, and Georgia's other daughter, Tiler Peck is a professional New York City Prima Ballerina with a documentary on Hulu.