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State Dance Competition set for Nov. 29-30


November 15, 2018

SOHS Dance Team gets ready to compete. Front: Jordan Nieuwenhuis, Shara Wallin, Maddy Jungers, Elizabeth Maurer. Middle: Annika Jenness, Grace Fuhrman, Alexis Cullison, Jenna McClaren, Rachel Sohn. Back: Jaden Ebel, Emily Chicoine, Kirstin Wulf, Claire Sells.

Iowa State Dance Championships are right around the corner, and the South O'Brien Dance Team has been preparing for the annual competition. The squad will travel to Des Moines November 29-30 to compete. First-year Coach Jessica Mattheis and her team of 12 will be compete in three categories this year: pom, hip hop, and novelty.

This is the first year South O'Brien will compete in the novelty category. A novelty dance is a routine that uses popular songs and props. It usually tells a story, and it is a fun, upbeat routine. The theme of South O'Brien's routine is "80's workout."

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