Austin Packers Dance Team qualifies for State Meet in high-kick at Section 1AA meet Saturday

The Austin Packers Dance Team, the defending State Class AA champion in high-kick was in search of another trip to State at the Section 1AA Dance Meet at Kasson/Mantorville High School Saturday, and it was the Packers qualifying for the state meet in high-kick with a 2nd place finish, and the squad took 4th in the jazz competition Saturday.

The Packers earned a total average score of 77.4 in high-kick Saturday, which was second behind Faribault.  Rounding out the top five in the 14-team competition were New Prague in third, Two Rivers in fourth and Albert Lea in fifth.  In the jazz competition, Austin was fourth with a total average score of 68.6, with New Prague and Faribault taking first and second with average scores of 73 and 70.1, respectively.  Two Rivers was third in the 14-team field with a total average score of 69.4, followed by the Packers and then Simley in fifth with an average score of 64.4.

The high-kick portion of the State Dance Meet is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.