Dance team: Rogers wraps up Miss. 8 championship

The Rogers Dance Team performs in High-Kick. (Photo by Steph Getz)

The Rogers Dance Team performs in High-Kick. (Photo by Steph Getz)

Rogers seniors, left to right, Madi Nelsen, Jilliane Brinkman, Jessie Hammer and Kate Reinert  have danced together since they were on the first Rogers JV team in eighth grade. (Photo by Brenda Reinert)

Rogers seniors, left to right, Madi Nelsen, Jilliane Brinkman, Jessie Hammer and Kate Reinert have danced together since they were on the first Rogers JV team in eighth grade. (Photo by Brenda Reinert)

The Rogers Dance Team capped an undefeated season in Mississippi 8 competition on Saturday as they placed first in both high-kick and jazz in the conference finals at St. Francis. Previously, Rogers won separate jazz and high-kick meets.

Rogers has won conference eight times in the last nine years. Placing second and third in the season standings were two new teams in the conference this year, Chisago Lakes and St. Francis. The RDT, coached by Megan Leonard, will bid for a state trip at sectionals on Feb. 1 in Elk River.  Next for Rogers is the Wayzata Invitational next Saturday.

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