Monday , 28 May 2018

McKinney High Marquettes Named `National Champions’ in Novelty Category During Fort Worth Competition

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The McKinney High School Marquettes dance team used talent and determination to their advantage during the MA Dance Nation National Championship on March 22 and 23. The Marquettes were among numerous school and dance studios that performed at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Drill Teams from Texas, Iowa, Kentucky, Florida and as far away as South Africa performed. During the competition the Marquettes earned individual distinctions as well as a number of distinctions earned by the team leading to them claiming the tile of “National Champions” for Novelty Team Division.

Other titles and recognition include:

Varsity Marquettes Team:

National Champions – Novelty
3rd Place – Modern

Marquette Varsity Officers:

National Champions – Open Category
2nd Place – Jazz
3rd Place – Lyrical
Technique Award

Marquette Varsity Elite Illusion and Kick Company:

National Champions Hip Hop – Elite Illusion
National Champions Open Category – Elite Illusion
2nd Place – Lyrical – Elite Illusion
Technique Award – Elite Illusion
2nd Place – Kick – Elite Kick Company

MHS Marquette Director Amy Neely is proud of the way the Marquettes distinguished themselves at the competition. he finds even greater pride in the class and dedication in preparing for the show. “The girls were fabulous and represented McKinney High School well,” she said.

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