(MITCHELL) – The Mitchell Police and Fire Departments met and escorted the Mitchell High School Stingerz Dance Team as they were heading back to Mitchell from the NDA National Competition in Orlando, Florida.
The varsity team arrived in Orlando on Thursday. The girls competed in the jazz preliminaries on Friday night and advanced to the finals. On Saturday, the girls performed their kick and pom routines in the preliminary competitions and they advanced to the finals in both categories.
On Saturday night, the jazz finals were held. The girls placed 21st out of 47 teams. The team also performed in the finals with their pom and kick routines and placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
The public greeted the Mitchell High School Dancing Stingerz at Burris and Hatfield Elementary Schools and was lined along Hancock Avenue cheering and congratulating the team on a job well done.
The dancers were awarded the Go Be Great Award. Hundreds of teams were in attendance and only 5 teams were awarded this honor. The award recognizes teams that have gone above and beyond in their school and community by exemplifying the roles of a dancer and continuing leadership in their schools and community.
The team will also be competing in the State Week competition and are prepared to take home more trophies and accomplishments.
The community supported the team through fundraisers and financial contributions.
Back in September of 2019, the team held a fundraiser with a Spaghetti Dinner and a “Dancing With The Stingerz” event similar to the “Dancing With The Stars” TV program. Both events brought in needed funds for them to go to the NDA Nationals.
Group accomplishments include:
- 4th in the Nation in Pom with a score of 93.67
- 5th in the Nation in Kick with a score of 90.6
- “Go Be Great Award”
- The top half of competition for Small Varsity Jazz