OSKALOOSA—Iowa is home to the largest state dance competition in the nation.
On Dec. 5 and 6, nearly 5,000 high school and college students competed at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
The Oskaloosa High School Dance Team competed in four categories: Co-ed, Lyrical, Pom and Jazz. They placed 1st in co-ed for the fourth year in a row and took home a Judge’s Choice Award.
There were only three judges choice awards selected at the competition on Thursday, and Oskaloosa Co-ed took home one of them.
Dance Dynamix also received first place in lyrical (one of the highest-scoring routines of the whole competition), second place in jazz and third place in pom.
The team is coached by Katie Kain, along with assistant coaches Laura Carriker and Amy Krier. The Dance Dynamix captains are Karson Swim and Jessica Cunningham. The co-ed captains are Kenny Settimi and Sullivan Tighe.