Four months of prep pays off for 32 dancers

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The team poses with its trophy after winning the competition at Oregon City High School.The West Linn middle school dance team placed first in the large division at the Oregon City Jets Middle School Dance Competition on Feb. 23.

The team is made up of 32 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade dancers from Athey Creek and Rosemont Ridge middle schools. The team danced for three minutes to a song mix called “Battle for the Tower.” Coaches Sydnie Bray and Karlie Gilliam worked with the team for four months to get ready for competition season.

For the first time, West Linn had two dancers place in the top five in Drill Down: Rosemont sixth-grader Bella Deeb in the novice division and Rosemont eighth-grader Nell Egan in the advanced division.

This is the third year that the schools have joined together, and dancers of all skill levels participate.

If you have a love of dance or want to learn, watch for sign-ups at each school in September or contact team adviser Christy Bray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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