By Jill Richardson
Columbia High School in Nampa was filled to the brim with dancers from 16 area high schools for the 2013 District III Qualifier, Saturday Feb 23. Melba Crimsonettes performed three dances in hopes of qualifying for state competition, the Hip-Hop, Small Dance and Prop categories.
Crimsonettes competed against two time defending champions, Idaho Arts Charter School, Fruitland High School and Payette High School in the 2A/3A division. In all three categories, Idaho Arts Charter took the first place win, followed by Fruitland in second for Hip-Hop and Dance. Payette took second in Prop. First and second place winners go on to the state competition on March 15 and 16 in Nampa at Northwest Nazarene University.
“The girls did a great job and put forth their best effort,” said Coach Cindy Hill. “It was a good year for girls.”
“We did pretty well, I thought,” said sophomore dancer Montanna Waldner. “I felt that we could have placed higher with our performances.”
The girls’ next performance will be in April for their annual Spring Review and fundraiser.
Jill Richardson is the proud parent of one of the Crimsonettes.