A look at Owatonna Dance Team’s season

The Owatonna Dance Team has been rocking it on the dance floor. For their second season together as a team, they have grown and have seen many improvements over the last year. The team has a lot of talent, and they continuously work on their dances to perfect them and strive to compete at their best. Junior captain, Elise Sande said, “We have grown so much as a team not only in technique but also our willingness to work hard at every practice. A big progression is our competitiveness. When we go to invites, other schools see us as fierce competition. It is exciting being head to head with other Big 9 schools.”

The teams most recent competition was the Big Nine Conference Championship on Saturday, Jan. 19. The team placed fifth in jazz and seventh in the kick out of nine teams. The team also had a community performance on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. in the OHS gymnasium. All five OHS teams performed at the show. Performances also included: Owatonna Just For Kix and Unlimited Possibilities Dance Studio teams. The team also choreographed a boy-girl routine and performed it at the show. Coach Victoria Johnson said, “These past seasons have been very exciting. It has gone very well. We are two years in now, so we have the first year under our belt. We are still creating a base, but things have gone very well.”

The team’s next competition will be Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4:45 p.m. at Bloomington Kennedy High School. A special congrats to Sande on placing in All-Conference, freshman Lainie Rahn and junior McKinsie Davison on getting an honorable mention for the conference as well.