State dance team jazz champions are crowned

  • Updated: February 14, 2014 - 11:15 PM

Eastview, Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Yellow Medicine East won championships Friday in the jazz competition of the state high school dance team tournament at Target Center.

Class 3A: Eastview won its second title, unseating defending champion Maple Grove. The Lightning won its other crown in 2000.

Class 2A: Benilde-St. Margaret’s improved on last year’s runner-up finish to take first place. It was the seventh title for the school, which also won in 1985, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Class 1A: Yellow Medicine East won the championship for the second consecutive year. It’s the school’s sixth title.

How it works: Twelve teams in each class compete in a first round to determine six finalists, who dance again to determine the champion.

Up next: The tournament continues Saturday with competition among high kick teams in all three classes.

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  • Members of the Eastview dance team bounced through their routine during the jazz competition of the Class 3A dance team tournament finals Friday at Target Center. Eastview won the competition, beating defending champion Maple Grove to claim its first title since 2000.

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