The Maple Grove dance team performed their jazz routine not once but twice against the best dance teams in the state at the state meet at Target Center Friday, Feb. 14.
Led by captains Haley Feyereisen, Mary Jo Meehan and Sydney More, the Crimson were again victorious, this time taking the bronze and placing third overall in the jazz division.
“This year has been unbelievable and the amount that we’ve grown as a team together this season astonishes me,” said Meehan. “We are the best of friends and our relationship is what makes the team work and the dream work. I am proud of what we’ve accomplished and I couldn’t be any more honored to be a captain of this amazing team.”
“This year has been an incredible year for us as far as team work and hard work goes,” Feyereisen said. “We came together to achieve our goals and perform to our greatest potential. I couldn’t be a prouder captain and senior. Maple Grove dance team has represented our school in an extraordinary way and I couldn’t have asked for a better season.”
The Crimson are coached by Jill Leste, Stacy Marquardt, Krista Sorenson, Morgan Martinez and Maggie Arvesen.
“They are the amazing coaches and backbone of the Crimson Dance Team,” the captains said. “They are not only inspirational coaches but incredible friends, mentors, and role models for the team as well. The dedication, drive, hard work, perseverance and commitment between the coaches and the dancers is what makes this dynamic team so strong and successful.”
Maple Grove’ varsity and junior varsity dancers were awarded the conference title champs in both jazz and kick, and placed third overall at state in jazz.
“These astonishing dance team girls are not only fabulous dancers but outstanding students, leaders, and friends as well,” said Leste. “Their combined strength of dance and character makes them winners both on and off the dance floor.”