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Tigers Dance! Claim 2nd at state

THE TIGER DANCERS catch air together during the team’s second-place Hip Hop performance at the Vermont Championship performances, held at VUHS on Saturday. Pictured, from left, are Jordyn Rushton, Autumn Lowell and Gedeleine Franklin. Independent photo/Steve James

TIGERS DANCERS GEDELEINE Franklin, left, and Autumn Lowell deliver a hair-raising performance during their Hip Hop routine at the Vermont State Championships in Vergennes on Saturday. Their efforts were good enough for second in that discipline and in Pom.
Independent photo/Steve James

DANCER MADYSON HUTCHINSON displays attitude and high elbows during the MUHS dance team’s Hip Hop routine at the Vermont State Championships at VUHS on Saturday. The Tigers were second in Hip Hop and Pom.
Independent photo/Steve James

VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team at Saturday’s state championship competition in the Vergennes gymnasium once again showed it is one of Vermont’s top teams, as the Tiger squad finished second in both of its disciplines.

Only Mount Mansfield winner of both Hip Hop and Jazz, was more successful than MUHS.

The Tigers were second in both Hip Hop and Pom, with South Burlington winning Pom. But South Burlington was only fourth in Hip Hop. Lamoille also fared well, with a second in Jazz and a third in Hip Hop. Teams must choose which two of the three disciplines in which to dance.

ALL EIGHT MEMBERS of the MUHS dance team get involved in the Pom finale.
Independent photo/Steve James

The Tiger team members are Cora Blair, Madelyn Brochu, Gedeleine Franklin, Kayla Haugan, Madyson Hutchinson, Autumn Lowell, Carowyn Maceno and Jordyn Rushton

Saturday’s complete results were:

Hip Hop: 1. Mt. Mansfield; 2. MUHS; 3. Lamoille; 4. South Burlington; 5. Burr & Burton Academy; 6. Mt. Anthony.

Pom: 1. South Burlington; 2. MUHS; 3. Burr & Burton; 4. North Country; 5. St. Albans; 6. Mt. Anthony; 7. Richford.

Jazz: 1. Mt. Mansfield; 2. Lamoille; 3. North Country; 4. BFA St. Albans; 5. Richford.

The top four teams in each discipline are invited to represent Vermont in the 2024 New England Dance Championships, which South Burlington will host on Saturday, March 9. The Vermont squads will be competing with the top teams from Massachusetts and Connecticut.

 

THE MUHS DANCERS hit the floor during their Hip Hop routine at the Vermont State Championships in Vergennes on Saturday. The Tigers — Madelyn Brochu, left, Madyson Hutchinson, Autumn Lowell and Jordyn Rushton — were second in Hip Hop and Pom.
Independent photo/Steve James

GEDELEINE FRANKLIN ROARS during Saturday’s Pom competition in Vergennes.
Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY JUNIOR AUTUMN Lowell raises the top of her costume to reveal a Tiger at the end of Saturday’s state dance competition.
Independent photo/Steve James

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