By Simone Archer-Krauss

This Friday, March 27th, the Roosevelt High School Dance and Drill Team, the Riderettes, took first in the WIAA 1A/2A/3A state championships for hip-hop. This is the first time in the teams six year competition history that they have taken first at state. Previously, the closest they have come was 7th place. The team can’t be more excited about their win, especially because last year at state they received a disappointing deduction for the content of their music, which dropped them down to 18th place. The team was moved to tears when their win was announced. After putting in hard work with three hour practices four times a week since January, the team was gratefully that it all paid off with a huge win for the Riderettes. If you would like to see their performance there is a video below or you can visit the NFHS website, search for “Washington”, and then pick the “Dance” filter and watch the entire competition with the creation of a free account. The Riderette’s piece starts around 1 hour and 49 minutes in sets 6-9. With their competition season over, the dance team is preparing for their showcase performance on April 24th at 8pm. The showcase is in the Roosevelt theatre. Tickets are $10 for RHS students and staff, $12 for others, and $15 at the door. Come out and support Roosevelt’s newest state champs!

The dances can be viewed here:




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