On Saturday January 24, 2015 the Hillsboro Hawkettes attended the Saint Charles Classic at Saint Charles High School. The Hawkettes competed in the Dance, Kick, and Prop categories (see definitions below). This contest was open to all Junior and Senior High Dance and Pom Pon teams.
Dance (no props may be used)
Kick (must contain 40 (waist or higher) “team” kicks) Team kicks are at least waist high and the entire team must be executing a kick at the same time. Ripple and alternating kicks do not fit this definition however may be used above the normal 40 required to add to creative choreography.
Prop is defined as: “an open category in which a team must utilize a minimum of 1 prop (no maximum.) Choreography is open to creative interpretation. The use of the prop must effectively be a viable component of the routine in terms of the choreography. Prop utilization would require that the dancers must use the prop to enhance the aesthetics and effectiveness of the dance, not simply dance with a prop in their hands. A prop routine must utilize one or more props and may employ, but not required, a theme and costuming similar to Novelty. Props are restricted to a size smaller than 81 in x 30 in when assembled. In a prop routine No backdrop can be used. (A backdrop is defined as a stationary item used strictly for background, relatively large in size, and not manipulated by the team members during the performance.) (must use all props effectively, not just dance with props in hands)
The Hawkettes brought home the following awards:
1st Place in Prop (Someone Like You)
1st Place in Kick (Respect)
5th Place in Dance (Toxic)
Next stop for the Hawkettes is the National Dance Team Championship January 31 – February 1, 2015 in Orlando Florida:
UDA | National Dance Team Championship
The 2015 National Dance Team Championship will take place January 30th and February 1st at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, Florida. Additional information regarding pricing, registration and details of the event will be available soon. The national championship is administered by Universal Dance Association, a division of Varsity Brands, Inc. The NDTC is the only national-level dance team championship that is endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations, the national service and administrative organization for high school athletics and fine arts programs in speech, debate, theater, and music.
Full Web-Site for Nationals can be found at this link: http://uda.varsity.com/Competitions/National-Dance-Team-Championship