Knightline Closed the Dance Season on Missouri State Dance Team Championships


By Julia Sampolska

The FHN Knightline dance team closed the 2020 dance season with a big success at the Missouri State Dance Team Championships in Kansas City. On February 29, the dance team was representing FHN and competing in two categories against other schools in Missouri. While competing for a state title, dance teams had to present choreographies in styles like pop, jazz or hip hop. 

“We competed in the 5A division,” sophomore Abby Martinez said. “We placed first in hip hop and second in the lyrical jazz category. We placed second overall in the 5A division.” 

After the nationals competition in Orlando, the girls were well prepared and felt pretty confident about their choreography. Normally the dance team practices three to four times a week. Their coaches cheer them on and keep them hard at work according to members of Knightline. 

As the last competition in this season was getting closer, dancers were getting more and more excited. Coming up on the stage, a few of the girls felt a lot of emotions and excitement. 

“I would normally say that I was nervous, but this time I wasn’t,” junior Anna Besancenez said. “That was such an exciting time for all of us and I had a lot of faith in our team.” 

The key to the Knightline’s success is not just the hard work and talented dancers, but also relationships between members of the team. Their passion to dance is creating the common language. Every practice and full of emotions competitions are getting dancers closer in their friendships. 

“This year, the Knightline team improved a lot,” Besancenez said. “We have the same goals that we are trying to reach together.”