WEST FARGO — The West Fargo Large College Packatahnas and Sheyenne Substantial Faculty Mustangs dance teams lately returned from a nationwide dance competition, the place the two came dwelling with trophies.
The National Dance Team Championship, which is made by the Universal Dance Association, a division of Varsity Spirit, was held at the ESPN Huge Earth of Sports Advanced at The Walt Disney World® Vacation resort on February 4-6.
The Packatahnas competed preliminaries for huge substantial kick, significant jazz and tremendous varsity game day on the to start with day of competitors and innovative to finals in the sport working day and large kick classes.
“This calendar year was the initially time we experienced competed in the video game working day class at any competition,” Packatahanas Coach Gretchen Jost mentioned. “We had good performances for both of those routines. Our kick regimen was almost certainly the most effective effectiveness we experienced experienced this period so we felt incredibly assured coming off the ground.”
The staff positioned 2nd out of 11 groups in the significant large kick category and sixth out of 17 groups in the super varsity game working day class.
“Immediately after a year of so several ups and downs in the 2020-21 season, it was so enjoyable to be able to stroll out of that creating being aware of that all the things was truly worth it,” Jost mentioned.
The Mustangs also did not depart empty handed, placing ninth in the nation for compact varsity high kick, explained Kalynne Malmskog, dance mentor at Sheyenne High School.
“Each 12 months, teams from throughout the country come alongside one another at the UDA Countrywide Dance Crew Championship to showcase their skills and symbolize their educational institutions and plans,” said Invoice Seely, president of Varsity Spirit in launch. “These athletes have spent hundreds of hours raising spirit on their campuses, entertaining their crowds at online games and performances. We are thrilled to be in a position to develop a environment-class party exactly where we can highlight their outstanding talents and reward them for their contributions to their universities and communities.”
The National Dance Workforce Championship was the 1st of its type in 1983 and the championship has been showcased on ESPN due to the fact then.