West Fork Dance Team competes at State Competition

Pictured: Front row (l-r): Megan McGuire, Cheyla Weaver, McKenna Weaver, Lauren Trewin and Jordan Swenson. Back row: Coach Kaci Harper, Coach Roxanna Johnson, Hannah Lowe, Nashaun Bryant, Alison Rice, Alexis Kuhns, Sydney Nuehring, Keanna Peterson, Ellie Hanson, Tiyana Rogers and Coach Emily Trewin. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The 2018 Iowa State Dance/ Drill Team Championships were held at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall on Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1. There were over 5,000 participants representing 278 high school dance team and color guards.

Routines were performed and judged in several categories including: pom, jazz, novelty, lights, military, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, hoopla, prop, kick, show production, color guard, allmale and coed. The teams were judged by judges from across the United States. The judges’ scores are based on appearance, choreography, execution, technique and general effect/showmanship. Teams were awarded Division I, II, and III ratings along with trophy placements for those teams with the highest point totals. Teams were also recognized for academics, community service and sportsmanship.

The West Fork Dance Team also performed a Pom routine and a Hip Hop routine at the state competition this year. They were awarded second place in Hip Hop and third place in Pom. The team was also awarded an academic excellence trophy at the state level. Kaci Harper, Roxanna Johnson and Emily Trewin coach the team.

“The girls worked very hard on these routines and I couldn’t be prouder. These girls are truly more than just a team,” said Coach Harper. “This is the second year the girls have received trophies for the West Fork Dance Team and the girls are so excited bring them back to West Fork nation.”

Read the full story in the December 7 edition.