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  • The Concordia High School Dance Squad competed in the Miss Kansas Dance Competition in Olathe. Dance squad members, from left, are Madelyn Meyer, Katie Trecek, Bethany Craig, Allison Poore, Kiara Kilian and Samantha Terrill.
    Dance squad competes

CHS Dance squad competes at Miss Kanas Dance

OLATHE — The Concordia High School Dance Squad competed in the Miss Kansas Dance Competition at Olathe South High School last Saturday and Sunday.
There were approximately 45 dance squads competing in the event, and Concordia won numerous awards including Division I ratings, Sweepstakes Award and two Judges Awards.
To earn the Sweepstakes Award, teams must enter at least three categories and receive a Division I rating for all three routines. Teams are judged on execution, precision, choreography and presentation. A squad must receive an 86 or above out of 100 to receive a Division I rating.
Concordia received Division I ratings for their jazz routine, pom routine and lyrical routine.
The Judges Awards are presented on discretion of the judges and are based on a strong presentation of the routine, choreography, technique and creativity.
Judges select their favorite routine for the entire category.
Concordia received a Judges Award in polish and perfection for its lyrical routine and one for showmanship for their jazz routine.
The Concordia squad had Madelyn Meyer, Allison Poore and Bethany Craig perform a total of four solo routines. Each soloist received a Division I rating.
Meyer, Craig and Poore also received a Division I rating for a small ensemble routine.
Members of the Concordia team include Meyer, Craig, Poore, Katie Trecek, Kiara Kilian and Samantha Terrill.
The team is coached by Maria LeDuc.
The Concordia team will host a Night of 1,000 Dances on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium and will perform its routines. The public is invited to attend.

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