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Motion dance team wins awards

The Mandan Middle School Motion Dance Team, which was awarded the Sportsmanship and Team Scholar Awards at the NDADD State Dance Competition. Submitted photo


The Mandan Middle School Motion Dance Team completed a successful dance team season, which concluded at the NDADD State Dance Competition on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26.

The team performed its routine, “Lights, Camera, Action,” and also received the Team Scholar (average of 3.20 grade point average or better) and Sportsmanship Awards.

The team’s final results for the season include first place at the Mandan Kachinas Invitational, second place at the Bismarck Demonettes Competition, second place at the St. Mary’s Saintiques Invitational and third place at the Dickinson Midgettes Competition.

Captains of the Motion dance team are Samantha Power and Gabrielle Wolf. Choreographers are Lexi Doll, Nicole Geltel, Alexis Horn and Emily Schmidt. Majors are Sabrina Matthews and Erika Morrell. The team is coached by Lacey Long and Ashleigh Bentz.