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Fancy dancin'

High school teams from across the state compete in spectacular season finale in Portland.


PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: NICOLE THILL - The Glencoe dancers showcased an extravagant dress and props made entirely of newspaper.They hopped. They jumped. They performed their hearts out.

Sixty-two dance teams from across the state descended on Portland's Veterans Memorial Coliseum for three days, March 17 to 19, in an energetic and colorful display of talent and hard work. The state dance and drill championships is the place to shine after months of rehearsals.

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA -  Liberty High Schools dance team placed 13th in the 4A Division competition.Three of Hillsboro's high school had teams at the competition. Glencoe's Tidettes placed 9th in the Show Division. Glencoe wowed the crowd with a surprise new prop — an extravagant dress made entirely of newspaper. "Our dress is made of all newspaper just like our set this year! It took over 2 months to create and we saved it just for state," the team Tweeted last Friday.

Liberty's dancers placed 13th in the 4A Division. Century's Jagz Dance Team placed 18th overall in the crowded 6A Division with the show, "Forsaken."

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Century's 20-member team finished 18th in the 6A Division.PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: NICOLE THILL - Glencoe Tidettes danced their way to a 9th place finish in the Show Division last weekend.PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSH KULLA - Liberty High Schools dance team placed 13th in the 4A Division competition.