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Scappoose dance team completes fall season with fourth-place title

Team finishes fall competition season at Rex Putnam High School

COURTESY OF PAM DIDIER - The Scappoose Vision Dance Team earned a fourth-place title for its pom routine at Category Champions on Saturday, Dec. 5. The team also earned seventh place for its hip-hop routine. The Scappoose Vision Dance Team earned fourth and seventh place titles at the statewide Category Championships sanctioned by the Dance and Drill Coaches Association on Saturday, Dec. 5.

The team earned fourth place in large pom routine division and seventh in the small hip-hop routine division at the competition held at Rex Putnam High School over the weekend.

Thirty-six dance teams from across the state competed in five different routine style categories.

After earning first and second place titles for their pom and hip-hop routines at the last regular season dance competition on Nov. 21, the team qualified for the statewide championship. The Vision Dance Team spent more than a week rehearsing for two-and-a-half hours a day, revising and polishing routines based on judges comments and input from the team's coaches.

Although the team did not earn any trophies over the weekend, head coach Pam Didier said just qualifying for the championships was a major accomplishment for the team. The Scappoose dance team was the only 4A division school to compete against 5A and 6A division schools in the large pom and small hip-hop divisions.