The Colfax Dance Team had an amazing day on Saturday (Jan. 12) in Hudson at the Western Wisconsin Conference Competition. They almost took a clean sweep of the Dunn-St. Croix Conference. Maddy Shipley, McKenna Yingst, and Kayla Scholfield performed a trio to “Let’s Go” and earned 2nd team all-conference and 1st place for their efforts. Haley Seston performed her solo to “Rain Dance” and earned 1st team all-conference and 1st place for her work. The team performed their Jazz routine to “Let’s Get Loud” and again took 1st place. Spring Valley came in second by only one point.
The Colfax dancers have a lot of respect for the Spring Valley Dance team in the Jazz division and are planning on working hard as they look ahead to regionals in a couple weeks. The team also performed their Pom routine to an 80’s Remix and came in second place to Pepin’s Dance Team. Overall, each team that performed 2 routines in the Dunn-St.Croix Conference has a combined score and the Colfax Dance Team came out on top with the highest combined score for their Jazz and Pom routines to be named the Dunn-St. Croix Conference Champions.
The neat thing about this team is the dancer’s create all their own choreography for all their competitive routines. The trio and soloist do this on their own time and practice beyond the normal scheduled practices. Many of the team members choose to get together in the summer to create the Pom and Jazz competitive routines. It is a very long process with a lot of collaboration amongst the dancers with the coach to guide their efforts. This team has gone above and beyond to get where they are. A small celebration took place after the competition at Culver’s where results were read and discussed. Before the dancers left Culver’s the discussion was already pointed toward what they were going to work on to improve each of their dances in the next couple weeks. “I am calling this team a coaches’ dream. It is my dream team because these dancers are not satisfied with anything less than their very best and if they can do better at the WACPC Regional competition in Wausau on January 26 they are already striving for it mentally,” says Coach Seston.
Their Pom song is to an 80’s remix that includes “Don’t You Forget About Me.” This is becoming a statement that one can’t forget about these dancers. They will be performing at basketball games during the next 2 weeks before the WACPC Regional competition.