The Lightning Dance Team had a weekend and season that could simply be described as perfect. They went undefeated all season long in every competition in both Jazz and High Kick and had their best performances of the year with scores that were off the charts at the Target Center on Friday and Saturday. Their High Kick performance on Saturday night had the entire Target Center on their feet including fans from all schools in the AA as well as the AAA competition. On Friday night the team claimed their 5th Jazz state title in school history and on Saturday they won their 12th High Kick state title in school history. In addition, they kept their streak alive of qualifying for state every year the program has been in existence and for the 18th straight year qualified for Finals (top 6 in the state) in BOTH Jazz and High Kick…..something no other program in the state has done. Grace Kisch and Irene Boese were named to the Wells Fargo All Tournament High Kick Team. Morgan Peterson and Sophia Hedlund were named to the Wells Fargo All Tournament Jazz Team. Congrats to the entire team on another incredible season and a big thanks to the five seniors Irene, Karli, Sophia, Grace and Morgan on your outstanding careers!
Varsity Jazz Team includes: Irene Boese, Elizabeth Dobis, Karli Flippo, Maliyah Fongvongsa-Given, Emma Gannon, Elizabeth Hallum, Sophia Hedlund, Grace Heinen, Grace Kisch, Maggie Larson, Danielle Nelson, Katie Percival, Morgan Peterson, Sabrina Pilney, Mailana Tong, Abby Williams
Varsity High Kick Team includes: Lauren Anderson, Mia Barnes, Irene Boese, Lilli Burke, Trinity Dao, Elizabeth Dobis, Karli Flippo, Maliyah Fongvongsa-Given, Mia Foster, Emma Gannon, Claire Hake, Elizabeth Hallum, Sydney Hart, Sophia Hedlund, Grace Heinen, Grace Kisch, Chloe Kruger, Maggie Larson, Paige Lorsung, Ashley Losie, Ariana Navaro, Danielle Nelson, Anna Nguyen Zoe Kritsas, Katie Percival, Morgan Peterson, Sabrina Pilney, Ava Sartori, Alexis Stolpa, Kilie Thomas, Mailana Tong, Abby Williams
Coaches are Jenny Raiche, Ellen Allen, Toni Balliet, Molly Campbell, Shelby Feddema, Grace Gilbertson, Shannen Jilek, Jessica Padget, Tina Range and Taylor Varghese