Last Saturday, the South Albany High School varsity and junior varsity dance teams competed at the Philomath dance competition.
Dance team coach Amanda GaVette said she was proud of both teams and provided the following recap of the competition:
“Although we were the only teams in both the 5A and JV division, resulting in first place finishes, I wanted to share what I think were our true successes.
Our varsity team had the second highest score in the entire event, coming in second to the perennial powerhouse, Stayton High School. We started the state season out with a score of 80.52 which almost rivaled our final score at state last year (80.94). This is the highest score any of my previous teams have achieved at this point in the season.
We went into Saturday knowing we were the only ones in our respective division, so our goals were to compete against ourselves, raise our scores between rounds and have varsity finish in the top three of the entire competition. Both teams achieved that goal!
JV raised their score by 1.6 points, and varsity raised their score by 2 points from round one to round two.”
The next competition is Feb. 11 at South Albany High School