The Mark Keppel HS Dance Company’s winning tradition continues with its performance at the West Spirit Day Championships competition held at West Torrance High School. This competition, which was put on by the California Association of Dance/Drill Team Directors (CADTD), consisted of twenty-five team based dancing divisions in addition to a handful of solo categories. This year, over twenty California schools participated, including fellow AUSD teams from Alhambra and San Gabriel High School. After the long days of practice and pressure of competition, MKHS was well represented in the winner’s circle with a handful of 1ts and second place finishes.
First place winners included Medium Female Hip Hop, Small All Male, Kick and 9th/10th Grade Solo competitor Olivia Cheung. 2nd place awards were given to Large All Male and Drill Down competitor Kathryn Gee. The MKHS Dance Company will look to build off of this performance and display more winning performances at the Miss Dance Team Drill USA Nationals, which be held at UC Irvine later this Spring.