Des Moines Iowa — Four members of the Sheldon Dance Team earned spots on the 2016 All-Iowa Honor Dance Team and will perform on Saturday at the State Basketball Tournament. The Orab four include Bryn Groff, Madison Uhl, Alexa VandenHull and Kelsey VanDrie. The team has become a tradition at the Girls State Basketball Tournament. All dance teams represented are members of the Iowa State Dance Team Association and the girls are chosen based on ability, attitude, dedication and leadership qualities.
Auditions were held last fall at Ames Community Schools. After just hours of practice together the students put on a show that is nationally recognized as one of the finest of it’s kind. Grand View University serves as the host for the Thursday and Friday rehearsals.
The pregame performance will include fifty dancers performing a patriotic salute. The halftime production will perform during the 3A Championship game halftime on Saturday. The halftime group involves 224 dancers representing 100 Iowa high schools. This year’s theme is a medley of songs with the theme of “work”. Opening tip off for the 3A Championship game is set for 4:00 pm Saturday March 5th.