From a Waukee Schools news release:
In early February, Waukee High School’s varsity dance team added a Top 10 placement at the UDA National Dance Team Championships to their list of accomplishments. Competing at Walt Disneyworld’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, the team faced 77 of the country’s best dance teams and placed seventh.
The team’s final performance, its annual Spring Show, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30 in the Waukee Fieldhouse. The show is open to the public; tickets are available at the door.
Students in kindergarten through seventh grade can participate in a dance clinic that morning and perform with the team during the Spring Show. For more information, check the district webpage.
The 16-member team practices about seven hours a week. Together, these athletes have logged more than 4,000 hours of training time since June.
“The girls on the team have worked very hard for this victory,” says Stephanie Guiter, the team’s coach since 2006. “We set a goal to break into the Top 10 at Nationals this year, and blew that goal away. These dancers are dedicated team players with years of experience – and they get along really well. I think the selfless commitment to a common goal has been key to our success.”