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Manorettes and Highsteppers Finish Competition Season with Record 32 Trophies

The MHS Dance Team concluded their competition season in record-setting fashion, collecting 32 trophies throughout the month of February.
The Manorettes and Highsteppers competed in four regional competitions spanning all of February from Leander to Seguin. 12 of 32 trophies won were first place! Every team dance placed at every competition. The total number of awards earned by all of the teams in previous years is 31. In one season, the dance team was able to double the number of awards that the department has earned in the previous 9 years. 

Teams MHS competed against included the Madison Dollies, Samuel Clemens Belles, Marble Falls Starlettes, Thomas Jefferson Lassos, Gateway Prep, Liberty Hill Belles, Judson Galaxies, Bryan Shy-Annes , and the Hutto Hi-Steppers.

Highly coveted and difficult awards that MHS won include: Academic Award of Excellence for a GPA of 3.0 or higher, Judges Award for Best Novelty Theme, Excellence in Entertainment for Team Military, Outstanding Entertainment for Team Modern, and the Manorettes received an award for "Most Inspirational Team." These awards are given to 4-5 dances from each competition, where there are more than 500 dances competing!

The awards breakdown for both teams are below: 


*Captial City Dance Classic

1st Place Team Modern

1st Place Team Pom

1st Place Team Hip Hop

Judges Award

Most Inspirational Team

Overall D1 Grand Champion

*Vista Ridge Dance Classic

1st Place Officer Pom

1st Place Team Pom

1st Place Team Modern

2nd Place Duet

3rd Place Team Hip Hop

Outstanding Entertainment: Team Modern

Five Division 1 Soloists


*Westwood Dance Classic

1st Place Officer Kick

1st Place Team Modern

1st Place Team Open

1st Place Team Novelty

Excellence in Precision - Officers

Entertainment of Excellence - Team Open

Judges Award for Team Novelty Theme

High Class Officer Award

High Class Team Award 

*Crowd Pleaser Hill Country Classic

1st Place Officer Kick

3rd Place Officer Contemporary

3rd Place Officer Jazz

3rd Place Overall Officer Grand Champion

1st Place Team Military

2nd Place Team Novelty

2nd Place Team Modern

Outstanding Choreography (All Dances)

Academic Award of Excellence

3rd Place Overall Grand Champion Team

Super Sweepstakes Team 

Super Sweepstakes Officer

*Vista Ridge Dance Classic

Eight Division 1 Soloists

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