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Libertyville High School Varsity Dance Team Finishes 6th at IHSA State Finals

The LHS Varsity Dance Team takes a moment to take in Saturday's IHSA Competitive Dance State Final awards celebration amongst the top 10 2A Division teams.
The LHS Varsity Dance Team takes a moment to take in Saturday's IHSA Competitive Dance State Final awards celebration amongst the top 10 2A Division teams.

Congratulations to the LHS Varsity Dance Team for a season best - 6th in the IHSA State Competitive Dance Competition Finals (2A Division), Saturday, February 1, in Bloomington, Illinois.

This is the second year competitive dance has been included as an Illinois High School Association sport, which has meant a new set of rules and a new judging rubric for all competing teams.

The team finished 6th at sectionals, held last month at Glenbrook South High School, advancing to the second IHSA Competitive Dance state competition. A total of 74 teams in the 2A division competed at sectional competitions held throughout the state, with 30 advancing to state prelims.

LHS finished 4th at Friday night's state prelims, advancing to Saturday's finals. Five of the six teams from Libertyville's sectional competition advanced to the state finals.

The LHS Varsity Dance Team is comprised of:

Seniors: Bethany Chang (co-captain)

Sarah Krumm

Camryn Schmidt

Maddie Sefton

Steph Uliks (co-captain)

Juniors:

Christa Eidson

Abbie Gorman

Lily Liermann

Shannon Miller

Claire Ziegler

Sophomores:

Mary Ahern

Kristen Luce

Katarina Pong

Nina Reiter

Nikki Westphal

Emily Yates

Kelsey Ziemnisky

The team is coached by LHS math teacher Jaqueline Newman.

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