MENDOTA – Mendota Just For Kix teams recently competed at the 4th Annual Streator Together We Dance Competition. The competition was held at Streator High School on March 4. Including Mendota, there were eight Illinois Just For Kix programs in attendance. Mendota JFK team placements included Junior Hip Hop - 1st place, Junior Jazz - 1st place, Mini Lyrical - 2nd place, Wee Hip Hop - 2nd place, Wee Jazz - 2nd place, Junior Kick - 2nd place, and Junior Lyrical - 4th place. Mendota JFK will continue their competition season by attending a Together We Dance Competition in Decorah, Iowa the end of March and then finish in Minnesota at Rochester Nationals at the end of April.
Junior Jazz wins 1st place (Top photo)
Dancing to first place in Junior Jazz at the 4th Annual Streator Together We Dance Competition is, left to right, front row, Tiffany Preston, Kamdyn Becket, Eliza Gambrell, Lilly Leifheit, Nya Ranel, Julia Krueger; back row, Lilly Newkirk, Karli Althaus, Maren Wise, Rylinn Greer, Lauren Dalton, and Allison Stewart. (Photo contributed)
Junior Hip Hop takes 1st place (Bottom photo)
Winning first place in Junior Hip Hop at the 4th Annual Streator Together We Dance Competition is, left to right, front row, Lilly Leifheit, Madelyn Becker, Bria Frey, Kendra Frey, Laney Saylor, Olivia Ross; middle row, Nya Ranel, Ava Jones, Macy Hartt, Kamdyn Becket, Eliza Gambrell, Maren Wise; back row, Instructor Bianca Bugarin, Julia Krueger, Allison Stewart, Lilly Newkirk, Rylinn Greer, Molly Saylor, and Lauren Dalton. (Photo contributed)