Dance: Alexandria seniors lead young nucleus

Upperclassmen part of those recognized for leading a young nucleus on the Alexandria dance team.

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Alexandria dance team award winners include (left to right) Heidi Carstensen, All-CLC kick, Honorable mention All-CLC jazz; Maddie Holtz, All-CLC jazz and kick, Most Spirited; Caris Pass, captain; and Greta Zenner, honorable mention All-CLC kick and jazz. (Contributed photo)

The Alexandria dance team had a lot of young athletes getting varsity experience this past winter season, but there were a few seniors who helped lead the way.

Maddie Holtz and Caris Pass were both captains for the Cardinals, and fellow senior Anna Dokter also brought home plenty of accolades in Alexandria’s season-ending honors.

Dokter was All-Central Lakes Conference in jazz and an honorable-mention selection in kick. She earned the Outstanding Cardinal Dancer Award among honors that were voted on by the dancers on the team.

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Marly Nolz (left) was the Alexandria dance team's Grit Award winner, and Mya Stender (right) was the Most Improved Award winner. (Contributed photo)


Holtz was All-CLC in both kick and jazz. She also became a second-time winner of the Most Spirited Award that was voted on by her teammates.

Aleah Dokter was named this team’s Rookie of the Year. Mya Stender earned the Most Improved Award for the second time in her career, and Marly Nolz earned the Grit Award from her teammates.

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Anna Dokter (left) earned Alexandria's Outstanding Cardinal Dancer Award, along with being named All-CLC in jazz and honorable mention in kick. Aleah Dokter (right) earned Alexandria's Rookie of the Year Award. (Contributed photo)

Heidi Carstensen and Greta Zenner also earned CLC honors. Carstensen was all conference in kick and honorable mention in jazz. Zenner was an honorable-mention selection in both kick and jazz routines.

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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