Flashy outfits, hip hop dominate dance contest
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The number of entries grew during the second year of the Dance Crew Contest at the Chase County Fair. There were seven schools participating in the Dance Team division, and four in the Dance Crew division.
In addition, girls ages four through 10, all students of Em & M’s Dancettes, taught by Emily and Mollie Ringleman, performed their own routines in between contests.
Coordinator Vanessa Terryberry said there basically isn’t any difference between a team and a crew, but the crew division had a more “hip hop” flavor.
Taking first in the team competition were the Perkins County Plainsmen, who also received the audiences’ vote. Second place went to the Grand Islandaire Dance Team, while third place went to Arapahoe High School.
Other teams participating included the Hershey, Kimble and Maywood High Schools and the Imperial Dance Team.
In the crew contest, the Grand Islandaire Dance Team took first, the Kimball High School team took second, and the Imperial Dance Team took third. Also participating was the Maywood crew, which was just formed a week before the contest.
A Perkins County dancer and a Grand Island dancer were judged best dancers in their divisions.
First place winners received $200, second place winners received $150 and third place winners received $75.
Sponsors included Imperial Credit Union, Liewer Funeral Home, Carman’s Appliance, Adams Drug Co., Kwik Stop and A+ Brokerage.