Detroit Lakes jazz dance team sixth at sections
Laker high kick team places 13th overall.
The Detroit Lakes jazz dance team finished one place higher than last year with a sixth place result at the Section 4AA championships in Sartell Saturday, Feb. 27.
The Lakers were awarded 18.5 rank points finishing behind state qualifiers Sartell, ROCORI and St. Cloud Cathedral, and Becker and Monticello.
The top three teams in both jazz and high kick advance to state.
Sartell has won the last four high kick state AA titles and was second by way of a tiebreaker in jazz last season.
ROCORI is also making a repeat state trip in both categories after seventh place state marks last year.
The Laker high kick team finished in 13th place.
Sartell swept both section events. St. Cloud Cathedral was a point better than ROCORI for second place in high kick.
The Class AA state dance championships will be held at Edina High School March 12-13. Jazz competitions will be held March 12, while high kick teams will compete on Saturday, the 13th.
Section 4AA Dance Championships (Rank points, top three teams advance)
Jazz: Sartell 3, ROCORI 8, St. Cloud Cathedral 8, Becker 12, Monticello 16, Detroit Lakes 18.5, Bemidji 20, Alexandria 25, Albany 27, Pequot Lakes 30, Foley 33, Melrose 36.
High Kick: Sartell 3, St. Cloud Cathedral 7.5, ROCORI 8.5, Becker 12, Albany 17, Foley 19, Monticello 19, Alexandria 23, Bemidji 29, Melrose 30.5, Pequot Lakes 31, Little Falls 35, Detroit Lakes 39.