Varsity Dance · Dance Team Takes 6th at State Competition


On Saturday, March 2, the VASJ Dance Team traveled to Dublin Jerome High School to compete in the OASSA State Championship.

The Vikings qualified and competed in the Hip-Hop division and received scores of 81.4, 91.4, 81, and 90.3 from the judges. Being hit with injuries right before the performance, the Vikings were still able to secure a 6th-place finish in hip-hop.

“I am very proud of the hard work that this team has put in this season,” Coach Sam Najpaver says.

Coach Najpaver was proud of the team’s resilience stating,

“Based on the performance on Saturday, no one would have known the injuries that we encountered right before our performance,” she says. “The level of resiliency and care that these student-athletes have for one another is beyond words. They are truly a family.”