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South O'Brien Dance Team Has Success


December 19, 2019

The dance team pose in their pom attire at State Dance. Members include Front: Annika Jenness, Emily Chicoine, Karlee Warnke, Sofie Leng, Whitney Einck. Middle: Maddy Jungers, Skye Rehder, Lydia Hustedt, Kirstin Wulf, Lizzy Mauer. Back: Jaden Bobzien, Grace Fuhrman, Claire Sells, Shara Wallin, Jenna McClaren, Alyssa Van Beek.

By Shara Wallin and Jaden Bobzien

The South O'Brien Dance Team competed in Class V Pom, Class III Hip-hop, and Class I Novelty at the Iowa State Dance Team Championships at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Thursday, December 5. Cheer and Dance Coach Jessica Watkins said, "I felt confident in the team and the dances going into the competition." The team earned Division 1 ratings in pom as well as novelty. Watkins choreographed the dance team's pom and hip hop routines.

The novelty dance was choreographed by senior dance team member Emily Chicoine. She thought it would be challenging,...

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