Alexandria dancers win dual at Melrose ahead of CLC meet

The Cardinals get first-place finishes in both jazz and high kick.

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The Alexandria high kick dance team performs during their win at Melrose High School on Jan. 11, 2022. Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press

The Alexandria dance team had a dual in Melrose on Tuesday night and came back with varsity wins in the high kick and jazz routines against the Dutchmen.

The Cardinals had a ranking point total of 2 in jazz and kick.

“The team had a strong jazz performance, and they worked towards nailing their turn sequences,” Alexandria head coach Kassandra Gibbons said. “The kick routine was the strongest it has ever been thus far with higher kicks and more energy. (Freshman) Abby Stender stepped in for an injured dancer, filling a hole that needed to be filled.”

The dual at Melrose was a prelude to the Central Lakes Championship this Friday when the Cardinals go to Sartell High School at 7 p.m.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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