Wednesday , 26 October 2016

McKinney High Marquettes Earn High Marks at Showtime Dance Competition

marquettes showtime 1The McKinney Marquettes have always proven to be a force to be reckoned with, overcoming obstacles and always pulling together in a time of need. They proved this recently at the Showtime DFW Area dance competition.

The Marquettes were among multiple school and studio dance groups that gathered Feb. 22 at Poteet High School in Mesquite for this annual event. The girls earned  individual distinctions as well as high marks in a number of group dance categories on their way to claiming the title of Contest Grand Champions in the Large Team Division.  Other titles and recognitions include:

marquettes jv showtimeJunior Varsity Marquettes (Pictured at left)

2 – 1st Division Awards

Best Hip-hop

Varsity Marquettes (Pictured at top)

Contest Grand Champions – Large Team division

Team Sweepstakes

Judges Award

Best Novelty, Pom, & Contemporary Routines

Runner-up in Team Hip-hop

Officer Champion Circle Award

Sweepstakes – Officers

Judges Award – Officers

Best Officer Lyrical and Contemporary

Runner-up Officer Jazz

Solo finalist – Abby Penprase

Solo finalist – Bryanna Oliphant

Solo finalist – Alena Horvath

The Marquette Illusion Team also competed in one category and won a trophy for Best Medium High School ensemble.

Story submitted by Ann Spaight

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