Members of the BGM Dance Team pictured are, from left, front row: Brooklyn Costello, Abby Pierson, Connie Schott. Back row: Caden LaKose, Megan Hanlon, Olivia DeGeeter, Karissa Heishman, Lainey Bridgewater and Abby Slater.
By J.O. Parker
The BGM Bears Dance Team and Soloist recently participated in the 47th Annual Iowa State Dance Team Association (ISDTA) State Championships, bringing home a Division 1 rating and 9th place finish in Class 1 Lyrical and a Division II honor and tenth place finish in Class II Jazz.
In addition, BGM had three soloists who performed at state. Soloists Bryanna Timm, Olivia DeGeeter and Abby Pierson all received Division 1 ratings and all within the top 20 of Class II.
The dance team includes Caden LaKose, Megan Hanon, Olivia DeGeeter, Karissa Heishman, Lainey Bridgewater, Abby Slater, Brooklyn Costello, Abby Pierson and Connie Schott.
The BGM Bears Dance Team Coach is Kaelyn Harm.
The Iowa State Dance & Drill Team Association’s Iowa High School and College State Dance Team Championship was held Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 at the Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
Teams are divided into classes based on school enrollment. They are evaluated and judged by industry professionals from all corners of the United States.
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