Card dance team: State's best will compete at annual invitational
The Alexandria Cardinals' 16th annual dance invitational will kick off at 9 a.m. when the doors of Jefferson High School open to the public tomorrow, Saturday. Action begins at 10 a.m. with the Class A kick competition.
A total of 32 teams will compete in the two divisions of kick competition, with 30 competing in the jazz division.
Last year's invitational jazz and kick champion and State Class AA high kick champion, the Sartell Sabres, return to defend their titles in both divisions on Saturday, but will have to contend with kick division runner-up Sauk Rapids-Rice and jazz division runner-up Rocori. The Storm were also sixth in state competition last year.
Alexandria finished fourth in the kick division and seventh in the jazz competition during the last invitational.
The Class A division is also filled with talent as Cannon Falls, which finished first at last year's competition as well as state in the kick division, returns for another shot at a title.
Last year's jazz champ, the BOLD Warriors, are also back, as is runner-up Aitkin and third place Cannon Falls. Aitkin and Cannon Falls were also second and fourth respectively at state.
Tickets, good for all day, are $7 for adults and $5 for students (K-12).
16TH ALEXANDRIA DANCE INVITATIONAL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7
KICK - Rocori, Becker, Litchfield, Willmar, Pequot Lakes, Bemidji, Alexandria, Albany, Montevideo, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Sartell, Detroit Lakes, Crookston, Zimmerman, Sauk Rapids, Melrose.
DANCE - Montevideo, Albany, Bemidji, Sartell, Rocori, Moorhead, Alexandria, Fergus Falls, Crookston, Sauk Rapids, Zimmerman, Becker, Pequot Lakes, Melrose, Litchfield, Detroit Lakes.
KICK - Crosby-Ironton, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Lakeview, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Wadena, Bagley, Frazee, Lac qui Parle Valley, Maccray, Pelican Rapids, Mayer Lutheran, Cannon Falls, United Clay-Becker, BOLD, Pierz.
JAZZ - Bagley, Maccray, Crosby-Ironton, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Pelican Rapids, Frazee, United Clay-Becker, Mayer Lutheran, BOLD, Pierz, Lakeview, Cannon Falls, Lac qui Parle Valley, Aitkin.
9 a.m. - Doors open
9:55 a.m. - National Anthem
10 a.m. - Class A kick competition
12:45 p.m. - Class A jazz competition
3:10 p.m. - Class A awards
4 p.m. - Class AA kick competition
6:30 p.m. - Class AA jazz competition
8:45 p.m. - Class AA awards