Dance teams shimmy way to State

The Cedar Falls Dance team competed in the Iowa State Drill Team State Championships on Friday, December 2. All four teams that Cedar Falls sent to State Dance earned a division one rating, and one team won their division. The All-Male team stole the show earning a division one rating with their tribute to the Backstreet Boys.

In doing so, Cedar Falls won their second consecutive State Championship in the All-Male division.  Raud Kashef, Ben Bonwell, Adam Streicher, and Evan Fairbanks all had solos.

The girls hip-hop routine one was of the 12 teams to earn a division one rating in their class, but they did not place in the top five. The girls had a solid cheering section in the top deck of the Wells Fargo Arena.

The hip-hop class was one of the toughest classes that State Dance has seen in awhile, it’s very uncommon for all 12 teams to earn division one ratings. The Co-ed routine which was Beatles themed, featured girls wearing British shirts and jeggings, while the boys sported black dress pants, white dress shirts, and black skinny ties.

Conner Calhoun’s infamous soul patch was also on display. Co-ed earned another division one rating, but didn’t place in the top three of their five-team division.

Class of 2014

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