The Pequot Lakes Revolution dance teams opened their competitive dance seasons Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Laker Dance Invite in Detroit Lakes, where the varsity team placed third with rank points of 9 and a total score of 302.
“The girls really showed a strong performance for our first competition of the season,” said coach Amber Peterson.
Class AAA Moorhead took first place followed closely by Class AA competitors Alexandria and Pequot Lakes.
“The scores reflected what we expected in areas needed for improvement, as well as in areas that we were strong,” Peterson said. “Our plan for the next week is to attack the areas where we had our lowest scores in hopes to eliminate them by our next competition.”
The junior varsity team took first place, edging out Alexandria, Melrose and home team Detroit Lakes. First-year coaches Jayde Jensen and Emily Schroeder praised the girls.
“We came into the competition with an open mind, knowing we could place first or last,” they said. “The girls went out there and did their absolute best, and their hard work paid off. They deserved it. This is our first year coaching and we love it. It’s so great working with such wonderful girls that are willing to work hard every day. Getting first place on Saturday was amazing and we’re excited to see what the rest of the season has in store.”
Peterson added, “The JV and varsity dance teams are working really well together this season, encouraging one another to strive towards our personal best.”
The Revolution dance teams will compete next at a conference kick meet Thursday, Dec. 12, in Aitkin.