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Local dancers take top honors

PHOTO BY: J. BRIAN MONIHAN - Southridge High School in the Hip-Hop Category.High school dance teams completed the first half of their season on Saturday competing at the Oregon Dance and Drill Coaches Association Category Championships at Rex Putnam High School.

To qualify for the championships, each team had to finish first or second in their division at a local DDCA-sanctioned competition held earlier in the season.

Each team could compete in up to four different categories including: Kick, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, Pom and Novelty.

The second half of the season starts after the holidays with dance teams competing in smaller competitions in preparation for the Oregon State Dance and Drill Championships on March 17-19.


2015 Oregon Dance and Drill Coaches Association Category Championships

Pom Small Group: 1. Southridge; 2. Milwaukie; 3. Oregon City.

Pom Large Group: 1. Lake Oswego; 2. Sheldon; 3. Sherwood.

Hip Hop Large Group: 1. Bend; 2. South Albany

Hip Hop Small Group: 1. Southridge; 2. Westview.

Modern: 1. Canby; 2. Clackamas.

Contemporary Small Group: 1. Clackamas; 2. Westview; 3. Silverton.

Contemporary — Large Group: 1. Canby; 2. Valley Catholic; 3. Lincoln.

Kick: 1. Thurston; 2. Gladstone.

Novelty: 1. Thurston; 2. Sheldon; 3. Grants Pass.

Jazz Small Group: 1. Valley Catholic; 2. Lake Oswego; 3. Southridge.

Jazz Large Group: 1. Gresham; 2. Lakeridge; 3. Sam Barlow.