Girls Varsity Dance · Dance ‘Cats Make History!

Dance ‘Cats Make History!



These ladies competed at the IHSDTA State Finals over the weekend and placed 2nd in BOTH competitions in which they were entered: Hip Hop and Jazz.  This is the first time in school history  that the girls have been State Runners-Up in both divisions in one year.

The ‘Cats competed in the “Scholastic Division” this year against 9 other teams of which only 5 places were awarded.   Below is a description of each type of dance:

Jazz – A jazz routine should consist of a well-balanced mixture of difficulty, creativity, and good technique. While having your own style is important, proper technique should always be evident regardless of the style your team chooses to display. Props (other than poms) may be used no more than 10% of the performance time. Performance time is 1:45-2:30 minutes. (

Hip Hop – Routine should consist of the latest street style/funk dance moves, with tempo variations. Emphasis should be on execution, style, synchronization, body control, creativity, body isolation, and rhythm. Jazz style movements should be kept to a minimum. However, it is important to remember that this is a “dance” competition. No props allowed. Performance time is 1:45-2:30 minutes. (

Again, congratulations MVHS Dance ‘Cats on a job well done!  #WeAreProud!  #WeAreMV!