College Dance Team Central

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pittsburg State Dance Team Travels To Vegas For Competition

By Matthew Knoche
The Collegio

Pittsburg State's dance team recently returned from competing in Las Vegas at a national dance competition.

Thirteen teams hailing from all over the United States competed.

"I think we did good considering we were going against D1 schools," said Katie Jones, sophomore in communication.
The Division 2 PSU team is D2, so it had to compete against teams from much larger schools.

That wasn't the only challenge, according to Joy Leek, team captain.

"I think we did extremely well considering we were competing with nine girls compared to teams with 20," Leek said. "Another challenging thing from nationals was nerves from just being around such good skills."

Leek says that preparation for the dance team was extreme. The team began practicing for five hours a day in early January, and then when school started again, they switched to 10 hours a week.

"I think our strong points from nationals were we looked clean and we were very synchronized," said Maggie Stephens, freshman in commercial graphics.

"This experience teaches us to be patient, helps you appreciate athletics and most definitely prepares you for the real world."

The winner of the tournament has not yet been decided. Check the Collegio for future announcements.

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