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Four Central Texas students to dance in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 17:38:58-05

For the third year in a row, dancers from Copperas Cove High School are headed to New York to dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

While the school has sent girls every year, there are four girls going this year, which is the most that have ever been invited from the school.

The opportunity to dance in the parade is a moment they have been training for months for.

"I am taking a piece of my team with me, literally four pieces of my team with me and it's just really exciting to go out there and represent our school and be like 'Hey, Cove did it, we are up here," Copperettes Captain Erin Smith said.

These Copperettes were chosen out of thousands of people to dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

"We were with a company called ADTS and basically we learned a dance and we had to audition and they picked the girls who they thought had the full potential," senior dancer Takara Stover said.

The girls said, while they are nervous to strut their stuff in front of millions of people, they are excited to show off their hard work.

"We feel honored, it's such a privilege and the fact that they saw so much in us to have us represent our school this big and this wide in front of everyone," senior dancer Hadiya Gay said.

And for all the other dancers hoping to, one day dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the Copperettes have some advice for you.

"Keep your head up and don't worry about what anybody else says because if you are determined enough to do it, you can," Smith said.

The girls started their journey to the big apple Friday and will dance alongside hundreds of others for over two miles on Thanksgiving Day.

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