11 Dance studios from Nebraska, Wyoming, North and South Dakota brought over 180 dance routines to compete in various levels and styles of competition.
Each routine is scored against a point system and then put against like styles, ages and group sizes for overall scores. All three of their group dances took home a platinum level award, which is the highest point bracket they were able to achieve.
Their jazz and lyrical routines placed 1st and 2nd place overall respectively in the small group teen division. Their hip hop routine won 1st overall in the large group teen division, also winning an overall performance award from the judges. Participants included: Kaetryn and Mekallyn Bancroft, Hanna Bitner, Ally Heath, Renee Fisbeck, Jessa Klabenes, Makenzie Long, Alivia Patterson, Abbie Sandoz, Kaylee and Talia Wenig.
Katelyn Bitner and Rylee Wackler’s jazz duet received a High Gold trophy in the junior intermediate category.
Hanna Bitner and Mekallyn Bancroft’s Lyrical duet won a Platinum trophy in the advanced teen category.
Renee Fisbeck’s jazz solo, won a platinum trophy as well as 1st overall in her division in the intermediate teen category.
Lexi Long’s jazz Solo, won a high gold trophy in the intermediate teen category.
Hanna Bitner’s lyrical Solo, won a high gold trophy in the advanced teen category.
Makenzie Long’s lyrical Solo, won a high gold trophy in the advanced teen category.
Mekallyn Bancroft’s jazz Solo, won a platinum trophy in the advanced teen category.
Some of the team will be traveling to Winner, SD this weekend to compete in the Annual Bling Fling Cheer and Dance competition, and then will be traveling to Omaha later this month to compete at Talent on Parade regional dance competition.
According to instructor Amy Arganbright, his is only their second year competing at this level and they are receiving great scores and feedback from judges.