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Area Teams Win Big at KDCO State Dance Team Championship

The KDCO State Dance Team Championships (Photo by Tad)

Teams from the WBKR listening area brought it BIG Saturday in Frankfort at the KDCO Dance Team Championships!  Get the full list of winners here . . .

First of all, we have to send a HUGE shout-out to the Owensboro Catholic Acettes, who left Frankfort a VERY decorated dance team.  The squad won the state championship in  the Open category and they nearly scored another state championship in the Medium Hip Hop Division.  The Acettes placed 2nd in Hip Hop, but nearly won 1st place in that category too.  Believe it or not, just ONE point separated the first place team from the two teams that tied for second.  It was incredible.

The Owensboro Catholic Acettes

And what makes the win for Owensboro Catholic so amazing and special is a little known fact.  Most dance squads around the state hire professional choreographers to create their routines for the specific disciplines.  But the Acettes, who face restrictive budget obstacles for their program. actually do their own choreography.  And their KDCO trophies prove that, with hard work, determination and creativity, anything is possible!

Another big shout-out goes to the Daviess County Pantherettes, who scored 2nd place in the Large Hip Hop Division.  The squad also placed Top 5 in the Large Pom division and, with their combined scores, were actually in the mix for the title of Grand Champion, which ultimately went to the Hopkins Country Central.

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The squad from Daviess County Middle School fared well also.  They placed 2nd in the Middle School Open division with their Pac-Man-inspired routine.

Daviess County Middle School

The Henderson County squad was tremendous, as usual.  They took top prize in two categories: Pom and Team Performance.

And two squads from the region took home their first-ever state trophies!  Ohio County High School snagged 2nd place in the JV Hip Hop division.  They also brought home an uncontested 1st place trophy for the Open division.

The Ohio County Eaglettes

And Owensboro High School won a second place trophy in the Open division!

The Lady Devils of OHS

Congratulations to all the teams who competed Saturday in Frankfort.  While not everyone got the chance to bring home some hardware, Western Kentucky was well-represented by teams with guts and heart!  As I have said before, high school dance is most definitely a sport.  And with every thrill in victory, there is agony in defeat.  And, on the floor of the Frankfort Convention Center Saturday, tears were flowing due to both.

 

 

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