Four years ago, the idea of a male varsity dancer on Lake Forest High School’s nationally-renowned dance team was far from possible. Former pommer, Kathleen Kurschner, a 2013 graduate of LFHS, can attest to this. “At Nationals we competed against a team that had a boy on it, and they were amazing. We’d talk about how it’d be great to have a boy on our team because boys can add to dance, but I didn’t know if it’d ever be possible at Lake Forest.”
This year, Ben Reinkemeyer made this vision a reality.
After impressing the talented dancers that make up the varsity team, the girls, as group, wholly embraced the idea of having a male member. “Ben’s a really talented dancer and is very hard-working,” senior Caroline Martino gushed. “His jumps are incredible and his leg holds are really good too– he is definitely going to improve our jazz dance as a whole.”