The Troy Middle School Dance Team placed fifth in jazz, seventh in lyrical and seventh in hip hop at the Illinois Drill Team Association’s state dance competition junior high division in Springfield.
Coaches Trisha Koerner and Christine Thoele said to qualify for state, the team had to score at least a 70 in two regional competitions, including Hip Hop, which was a new category this year.
Team members are seventh graders McKenzie Boyer, Abrianna Contreras, Taea Guseman, Jillian Pranckus, Sydney Prosek and Alaina Rothbart.
Eighth-graders are Ava Goodwin, Camryn Gray, Kailey Heyduk, Maliyah Kajdi, Maisie Olznoi, Emily Scott, Sean Thoele and Karlie Werrbach. Dance manager was Olivia Thoele.