By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
The Sand Springs Eighth Grade, Ninth Grade, and Junior Varsity Dance Teams competed at the 12th Annual TSF Dance Championship this past weekend and the JV/Ninth Grade team took first place in Hip Hop and second place in Pom.
The Tulsa State Fair Cheer and Dance Championship is the second largest dance competition in Oklahoma and has four categories of competition.
The Ninth Grade and JV teams competed together in Hip Hop and took first place over Booker T. Washington. They also competed together in Pom and took second place. Jenks took first place and Broken Arrow claimed third. The Eighth Grade team competed in Pom but did not place.
In the Pom competition, poms must be used for at least 80% of the routine and props are not allowed. A pom routine focuses on synchronization and visual effects. The Hip-Hop competition focuses on creativity, body isolations, jumps, stalls, and floor work. Judges score on overall effect, choreography, group execution, and dance technique.