The Pazzazz Dance Team from Civic Memorial High School earned three titles at state competition for Team Dance Illinois on Saturday, Feb. 14.
After earning the right to compete against amazing high school dance teams at their sectionals on Feb. 7, the dancers took the state floor at Northern Illinois University and brought back three championship titles to the Riverbend. They are now the 2015 state champions in 1A Lyrical Dance, in 1A Open Dance and in 1A Kick.
Since the team’s first state championship title in 1989, Pazzazz has earned 24 state titles and two national championship titles during its 26-year reign. Civic Memorial’s 18-member dance team is coached this year by Calvin Soong, Craig Wilson, Alyssa Courtoise and China Pfaltzgraf. Team athletes include Jenni Britton, Kate Kochel, Abbey Little, Abby Downs, Kayla Paslay, Madi Korte, Taylor Walker, Mallory Griggs, Lindsay Courtoise, Lauren Seidler, Breeann Jakich, Savannah Blaine, Sierra Blaine, Skylar King, Cameryn Lee, Peyton Little, Kylee Zyung and Nick Moss. The team will perform one of their award-winning routines at halftime of the Civic Memorial varsity basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 24, as their last dance of the season. The team would like to thank their friends, family and fans for all the support they have given this year.