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Twirling through state

The Bomber Dance team ends their season off at the state competition.

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Twirling through state

Dance team kicking off their performance

Dance team kicking off their performance

Katie Allen

Dance team kicking off their performance

Katie Allen

Katie Allen

Dance team kicking off their performance

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Lined up along main street were dozens of screaming super fans. Moms, uncles, sisters and friends all waved their homemade signs in the cold February air and jumped for joy as the bus loaded with anxious girls drove past. The Bomber Dance Team, BDT, was headed off to State for the 17th consecutive year.

The girls arrived in Minneapolis at the Target Center on Thursday night, where they danced their Jazz routine on Friday, followed by their kick routine on Saturday. The BDT had not made it to State with their jazz dance in several years therefore, they had already exceeded expectations and were honored to be able to perform their jazz dance once again. Kick on the other hand, was a bit more nerve racking for the girls as they hoped to perform sharp enough to advance to the finals. Only six teams move on which meant they had to make it count at prelims.

The energy was great and we could all feel it”

— Jada Krinke

On Saturday morning, the team entered the State floor like the powerful women they are in hopes to impress the judges. Several of the girls along with junior captain Jada Krinke felt as if their State performance was their best one yet. “The energy was great and we could all feel it,” says Krinke. Unfortunately, they came up just a little too short. The team, coaches, and fans were shocked and disappointed when the BDT finished in 7th, ending their season one spot short of finals. When asked about how she felt after hearing results Krinke said, “It was a little bit of a disappointment, but only because we felt like we had a really good run.” Although the girls didn’t return home with the medal they had hoped for, they were thankful for yet another opportunity to dance on the State floor.

Unlike most other sports, dance holds their tryouts for an upcoming season as soon as the current season ends because it requires months of planning. The BDT just wrapped up their tryouts for the 2019-2020 season and selected a theme for next year’s dance. When asked about the future, junior dancer Olivia Johnson said, “I’m excited to see where new ideas and a cool theme will take us next year.” Stay tuned for a new and improved BDT next year; they are returning to the dance floor with a fresh look.

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