The Dragonettes this year had an incredibly fun and successful season. All the competitions this year were earlier than in previous years so they had to get ready to go quickly.
The first competition was December 4th in Pocatello at the Idaho classic dance competition. At all the competitions as well as district and state the 2A dance is combined with 3A, so these girls compete against larger schools everywhere they go. In Pocatello they earned second place in the Dance, HipHop, and military categories and third place in the prop category. Bailey Timothy and Hunter Olsen both competed in the solo category. Bailey placed 5th overall and Hunter placed in the top 12.
Their second competition was January 14 in Preston at the battle of the border. They are in third place in prop, dance, and hip-hop, and fourth place in Military. This Competition was a good warm-up for state because they ended up competing with big teams we usually don’t see until the end of the season. Bailey Timothy, Sydney Carey, and Rayleigh Barnes all performed solos at this competition. Bailey placed 2nd, Sydney placed 4th and Rayleigh placed 5th.
Normally district competition takes place in the middle of February, this year District was January 28. The girls placed 1st in HipHop and Military, and 2nd in dance and prop, which qualified all dances for state competition. Also, Rayleigh Barnes got 5th place in drill down against all the other teams and Alexis Shaw got 6th. Charli Briscoe, Alexus Tarbet, Rayleigh Barnes, Brylee Clark, and Hunter Olsen all received academic awards as well.
State dance competition was held February 11th at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho. The girls traveled up Thursday and started competition bright and early Friday morning. They ended up placing 3rd in HipHop, and 4th in Dance, Military and Prop. They are so proud to be bringing these trophies home to proudly display in the high school.
“The girls have worked so hard this year. The schedule didn’t allow for much of a break before competition season started and they were always willing to work through new changes and go to extra early morning or Friday practices. They are really such great girls to coach. Even when things get tough, they figure out the solutions and work together to make it happen. We started competing against big teams right from the start this year and they never let that get them down. I’ve also been really impressed at how well they work together. Our seniors have been great leaders and the whole team really supported each other all season. “
The Dragonettes get a few weeks off to rest and start back up with their spring show on April 11th and then tryouts sometime in May. They were coached this year by Lyndsie Thomas, Kelsey Owens, Alyssa Ward and assisted by Abby Miner. The team and coaches would really like to thank the community and school for all they do. It truly does make a difference and help so much to know that we have so many people who are willing to support us throughout the year.