It is an annual tradition, the five dance teams from Catholic schools gather to perform in a fun scored (but non-competitive) event. The event started with an invocation by Father Mike Jeremiah, the campus minister at Benlide-St. Margaret’s and concluded with a story of how Leukemia touched the lives of a Knightette family.
At the conclusion of the event the dancers and crowd paused to remember a missing face, the father of one of the Benilde-St. Margaret’s dancers. Jen Beutz recalled her family’s struggle with Leukemia, that took her husband last year during the dance season. Her daughter Monica and niece Amelia (and other family members) joined her in remembering a their family member and to encourage everyone to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
After the tribute and prizes (they event was raising funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) all the dancers gathered for a fun photo. While we love all the competitive spirits of the invitationals and sections/state competitions, it was such a breath of fresh air to enjoy dance and remember some of the more important things in life…like family, faith and community. Well done to all who helped organize and perform at the event.
The teams included:
- Benilde-St. Margaret’s (host)
- Academy of Holy Angels
- Holy Family
- St. Cloud Cathedral