Mandan News

Mandan girl helps bring dance team to a win

The NDSU dance team has three members from Bismarck-Mandan. (Submitted photo)

The NDSU dance team has three members from Bismarck-Mandan. (Submitted photo)

By Allyson Krupinsky
Lee News

The North Dakota State University Bison Dance Team had a great conclusion to their season. They took first in pom and sixth in jazz at nationals in Orlando, Fla., recently.

Head coach Meghan Wabner is excited about the team’s season. In addition to their success at nationals, they took first in both jazz and pom at regionals in Minneapolis earlier this month.

The dance team faced tough competition in order to claim their title, including a team from California that only has been beat twice in 13 years.

“We knew they were going to be our main competition and we had to deliver,” Wabner said.

Three women from the Bismarck-Mandan area are a part of the dance team. Destiny Kindsvogel graduated from Mandan High School, Sydney Vacura graduated from St. Mary’s and Ally Bakken graduated from Bismarck High School.

Wabner says that other than some small appearances and a team banquet, the team’s season is over. They’ll have a few weeks to relax before the start of next year’s season —which Wabner has high expectations for.

“The talent coming in gets better and better every year,” Wabner said.