Dance Honors

High School Dance Teams Reach National Competition
This is the image for the news article titled High School Dance Teams Reach National CompetitionThe dance teams from Park Hill and Park Hill South high schools competed at the Lee’s Summit North Dance Invitational on Jan. 20 and reached the state and national competitions.

The Park Hill South High School’s Southside Girls dance team placed second in the hip-hop competition and third in lyrical jazz. The Park Hill High School team placed third in the hip-hop category and third in their small ensemble.

The Southside Girls team members who are attending state and nationals are senior Sophia Edmunds; juniors Kinnedy May, Grace Anne Wiley, Sarah Bono, Kate Hunter, Auriell Maltbia-McKinney, Anna Murray and Emily Nowe; sophomores Melia Gates, Icil Gittings, Avery Glover and Sarah Waller; and freshmen Laura Distefano and Maddie Winkler.

The Park Hill High School team members who are attending state and nationals are seniors Lindsay Nelson, Molly McCoy, Kayley Pak and Sophia Lane; juniors Kalynn Marrs, Karsyn Chambers, Gracie Link, Ellie Neprud and Hannah Redding; sophomores Brooke Diemer, Gillian Buchholz, Maddison Moran, Alex Corbin, Kaelyn Day, Krissy Roberson and Averee Heathman.

Kylie Kelly is the Park Hill South dance team head coach, and Danice Shaw is the Park Hill High School dance team head coach.