The 2014-15 Sky Dancers ended their season by winning at the ADTS National Champions on March 21 and taking home some impressive international awards.
The team became the National Champions in the Super Division with a first place finish in the Super Team Pom and Military routines and a second place finish in Jazz.
The studious Sky Dancers also took the Academic Champion award with a combined team grade point average of 3.76.
Solo and duet performances by the dancers were also strong, with Mariah Pirani making the solo finals and achieving fourth runner up. Hannah Morton also made the solo finals and placed as the fifth runner up. A duet performance by Kati Scroggins and Emilie Shores was the first runner up in their category.
Five teams from Japan also competed during the March 20-21 competition at the University of North Texas, allowing the Sky Dancers to enter an international competition as well.
In that contest, the squad won first place in the Military routine, making them International Champions for that event. The team Jazz routine received eighth runner up, the Pom was second runner up, and the team placed eleventh overall for international competition.
Tryouts Scheduled for Sky Dancers
The contest ends the Sky Dancers’ 2014-15 season, but next year is already on the horizon.
A required parent tryout meeting is set for April 1 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Candidates must attend this meeting in order to audition.
Optional try out prep clinics are scheduled for April 7-9 from 4 to 5:30 each day. Each clinic costs $5 per day.
Sky Dancer try outs for next year’s squad will be held April 13-16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.