07 December 2010
Dance Team: Tigers 3rd at Missosta high kick competition
After finishing fourth at the Burnsville Invitational in its season opener on Nov. 20, the Tiger Dance Team picked up the pace to place third at the Missota Conference High Kick meet held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Northfield.
Six of the eight conference schools--Holy Angels, Chaska, Chanhassen, Northfield, Shakopee and Farmington--competed at the meet.
"The girls have learned to control their energy and place their movements," coach Shelby Kuphal said. "They now need to to control their nerves and personal mistakes.
"They are improving every time we perform and becoming more confident on the dance floor."
Both the Tiger varsity and junior varsity team that placed second in its competition, dedicated their performances to junior varsity dancer Allison Pingley who was recently diagnosed with viral meningitis.
"She is our model for strength as she fights this disease so she can dance with us again," coach Kuphal said.
Next up for the Tigers is the Eastview Invitational scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11.