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New Richmond dance team earns camp honors

The New Richmond dance team took full advantage of its time in Green Bay, including having the team photo taken with the statue of legendary Green Bay Packers coach Curly Lambeau. Dance team members shown are (front, l-r) Ellie Glorvigen, Chloe Fankhauser, Kaiya Fox, Maddie Yehlik, Claira Luedtke and Coach Ali Saliny; (back) Alexis Anderson, Mattie Post Priller, Harley Leavens, Kaylynn Elkin, Deidre Cuno, Paris Johnson, Kylie Friendt, Madi Sattler and Ivy Halvorson.

The New Richmond High School dance team went to Green Bay for a week of intense choreography workshops, strength training, and team building this summer. There were 14 other teams and 350 dancers from around the state that attended the camp.

The Tigers came out on top in many different ways. Senior and team captain Deidre Cuno won the “Turns Contest” and sophomore Kaiya Fox won the “Kick Contest” at camp beating nearly 100 other competitors. Their style and perfect technique was evaluated by camp staff and both NRHS dancers were named champions.

“The team was so excited and proud of their own teammates, it was really neat to watch such a strong and supporting foundation set so early in the season,” said Tiger coach Ali Saliny.

Senior Paris Johnson was also a standout at camp earning the “Most Outstanding Dancer” award for her efforts and hard work throughout the week.

On the final day of camp, teams compete with a routine they’ve learned at camp and the Tigers took home first place.

“It was a great way to start our season and set the bar high,” said Saliny.

You can see the NRHS Dance Team in action on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Homecoming football game and on Oct. 10 for the team’s annual Tiger Jam, which will be held at the New Richmond Middle School from 8-11:30 a.m.

Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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