Class AA Tournament Preview

Here are some nuggets to chew on as as you prepare for the 2018 MSHSL Class AA Dance Team Tournament on the 16th & 17th of February 2018.

Sartell Kick - Photo by Matt Blewett.

Class AA Kick – February 17, 2018

The AA kick category has some mighty good dance teams including the perennial state tournament appearing teams from Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Faribault, Sartell-St. Stephen and Totino-Grace.  I (Matt) don’t have any empirical data that separates these teams…they are all REALLY good.  Some of our favorite moments of the year include the surprise at the end of the Sartell dance and a fun dance from Mound Westonka and the Marshall Dance Team won their section.

See the 2018 MSHSL Kick Tournament Order of Performance.

Class AA Jazz – February 16, 2018

No surprises here, much like the kick (and many of the same teams), the field includes teams that make State every year…and there have not been many different winners in the past half-decade, so it will be a great day of dancing and we shall see if we have a new champion crowned or will the same teams continue to win…We will tell you on Friday night.

See the 2018 MSHSL Jazz Tournament Order of Performance.

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