Chatfield dancers continue strong season at Dover-Eyota

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/CHATFIELD NEWS Chatfield dancers set their raindrop formation before they run through a figure-eight formation on their way to their straight line kicks. From left are Anna Johnson, Autumn Frederick and Madison Collett competing at Dover-Eyota.

Although Chatfield dancers didn’t place at competition at Dover-Eyota last week, they continued a strong season so far.

The Chatfield high kick dance team finished sixth out of 15 teams as the competition was very tight with Chatfield finishing close to teams it has gone back and forth with all season, noted coach Brenda Strande. The team has placed in two competitions so far.

“Overall these ladies have had a strong season,” said Strande. “Another strong showing despite not placing at this one.”

In the Chatfield dance, which is 2 minutes and 45 seconds long, the girls do 55 high kicks in addition to many jumps and turns throughout the routine. The team has created a rain theme with music, moves, costumes and formations this year.

The girls will compete at the section meet on Saturday, Feb. 8, in Lake City with an estimated start time for their performance at 1:50 p.m. For anyone that can’t make the trip to Lake City, the dancers will perform in a section preview night at Chatfield High School Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.