Alexandria dance: Cards seventh at CLC championshipsThe Cardinal dance team finished seventh overall in the Central Lakes Conference Championships at St. Cloud Apollo Friday, then finished up a busy weekend with 11th place at the Totino-Grace Invitational on Saturday.
The Cardinal dance team finished seventh overall in the Central Lakes Conference Championships at St. Cloud Apollo Friday, then finished up a busy weekend with 11th place at the Totino-Grace Invitational on Saturday.
“The Cardinal dance team had great performances in kick and jazz, their best of the season,” said head coach Christine Reilly of her teams’ performances at the CLC. “In kick, the team came in sixth and in jazz the team came in seventh.”
Sartell claimed the CLC kick title and Brainerd took home top honors in the jazz performance.
“The overall conference placement for the year is determined by cumulative points earned throughout the season in kick and jazz divisions,” explained Reilly. “This year’s CLC champion was Brainerd, followed by Sartell, St. Cloud Tech, Rocori, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud Apollo, Alexandria, Willmar and Fergus Falls.”
Emily Haan and Madison Groettum earned Central Lakes All-Conference honors in kick, with Groettum and Alexis Kokett receiving that honor in jazz.
Kokett and Samantha Winther received honorable mention in kick, while Winther and Kenzie Stark received honorable mention in jazz.
A day after the CLC meet, the Cardinal dance team competed in the 16-team Class A division at the Totino-Grace Invitational, finishing 11th overall.
“It was a fantastic day of competition for the team,” said Reilly. “The girls surpassed their performance in kick from Friday evening and met their goal of having no mistakes in their routine.
“Many individual team members made significant improvements in their performance,” she added. “It was very exciting to watch and even more exciting to see the girls’ feeling of accomplishment and pride when they got off the floor.
“The results were a disappointment; not what the team was expecting. However, I am confident that this team will push forward and work harder than ever to prove themselves. They are a strong group of young women and are not going to let one setback knock them down for the remainder of the season.”
Alexandria will host a dance invitational on Friday.