Dance Team Invitational

In Campus Life on November 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

By: Kristen Hegel

            For the second year in a row, the Fort Mill High School Dance Team hosted its dance invitational. Schools from surrounding areas flocked toFortMillfor the competition.

            In the senior jazz division, Wren High School got first place and South Brunswick received second place. In senior hip-hip, Marlboro High School took first and Ardrey Kell took second. For senior pom, Marvin Ridge won first. In the junior jazz division, Cuthberston Middle School placed first. In junior pom, Gold Hill Middle won first and Springfield Middle won second.

            “The invitational is a chance for local schools to come and compete without having to travel so far,” Fort Mill High’s Dance Team Coach Elizabeth Dukes said. “It is a great chance for the public to see what dance teams are all about and enjoy a high energy afternoon of dance.”

            The teams competed by performing different dance routines, such as pom, hip-hop and jazz. Although the Fort Mill Dance Team didn’t compete, they performed one jazz and one pom routine.  

            The proceeds from the event will help fund the dance team’s trip toSevierville,TNto compete in the UDA Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic in December. The dance team will be holding another fundraiser on Saturday, December 10, to help raise more money for the trip. From 9-11 a.m., in the Fort Mill High annex building, the team will be hosting Breakfast with Santa.

            “This is our 4th year hosting the event and it is so much fun. We have breakfast, games, crafts, story time and pictures with Santa,” Dukes said. “In addition, there are vendors set up so guests can do some last minute Christmas shopping. There will also be a special holiday performance by the FMHS Dance Team. It is by far my favorite fundraiser we do each year!” 

            Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. They are limited and may be purchased in advance by emailing or calling 803-802-3909. Vendor spaces may be reserved by calling 704-236-2193.

             The dance team has been working hard for its upcoming competition, practicing every Tuesday and Thursday after school. Come out to Breakfast with Santa to support theFortMillHigh Schooldance team.


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