<div style="text-align: left;">The Kuemper Kix Dance Team celebrated after they found out they won first place in their lyrical, jazz and hip-hop routines at the Iowa High School Dance Association&rsquo;s state competition. It was the first time the team brought home three trophies at once.</div>
The Kuemper Kix Dance Team celebrated after they found out they won first place in their lyrical, jazz and hip-hop routines at the Iowa High School Dance Association’s state competition. It was the first time the team brought home three trophies at once.
Early-morning practices, help from some good friends and years of hard work paid of for the Kuemper Kix Dance Team during its performances at state competition last week.
For the first time in the team’s history, the Kix brought home three-first place trophies from Iowa Drill Team Association’s State Competition.
After the last dance they performed, Jordan Seidl and McKenna Quandt, both freshmen, said they felt good about their dances.
“The whole team stepped up and delivered what it needed to,” Quandt said.
Both girls said they were sad the experience was over because they had a lot of fun.
Iowa’s state dance competition is the largest in the nation. This year schools from across Iowa competed in 57 categories of dance.
In addition to Kuemper’s three first-place trophies, East Sac County won first place for its small-school show production, and South Central Calhoun brought home a first for its all-male dance.
Audubon’s male dancers took home the second-place trophy, and South Central Calhoun had third for its lights performance.
The Ar-We-Va dance team had a third-place kick performance and a fourth place hip-hop routine.
Carroll’s hip-hop routine earned fifth place, East Sac County’s pom performance won a fifth-place prize and a light performance by Audubon was awarded fifth as well.
The East Sac Dance Team was also awarded for its community-service portfolio.
Megan Collison of South Central Calhoun and Alexandria Roth of East Sac County were finalists for a senior scholarship.

Results:
Class II Jazz
1st place Kuemper Catholic
Class II Hip Hop
1st place Kuemper Catholic
Class 1 Lyrical
1st place Kuemper Catholic
Small School Show Production
1st place East Sac County
Small School All-Male Dance
1st place South Central Calhoun
2nd place Audubon
Large School Lights
3rd place South Central Calhoun
Class I Kick
3rd Place Ar-We-Va
Class I Hip Hop
4th place Ar-We-Va
Class VIII Pom
5th place East Sac County
Class IV Hip Hop
5th place Carroll
Small School Lights
5th place Audubon