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Chellettes make history

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 23rd, 2013

The RTHS Chellettes dance team made history on Saturday qualifying for state and winning their sectional in the IHSA’s first year with a competitive dance tournament. Front row (from left): Michaela Welu; Ally Hohnson; Brooke Miller; Kassidie Futrell; Haley Griffith. Back row (from left): Cassey Scarbrough; Miranda Rose; Elyssa Male; CJ King; Hannah Ormond. (Photo courtesy of Kass Smith)

GRAYSLAKE — High school dance teams used to only see the court at halftime, but now they have some of the spotlight as competitive dance entered the ranks of sports in the Illinois High School Sports Association this season.

On Saturday, in the IHSA’s first competitive dance sectional, the Rochelle Township High School Chellettes advanced to the state meet defeating all 11 1A schools which competed at the Grayslake North sectional.

“I am just so proud of everything the girls have accomplished this year,” said Rochelle head coach Kass Smith.

Perhaps more impressively than winning their sectional was the adversity the Chellettes had to overcome before making it to the sectional meet

For the complete article see the 01-22-2013 issue.

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