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Minnesota Dance Teams Flock to Wayzata for Dance Invitational

The competition starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Wayzata High School will be bustling with activity on Saturday as more than 20 schools from around the state compete in the Wayzata Dance Invitational. Dancers will use this competition to get ready for the upcoming section tournament, which begins on Feb. 2.

Wayzata High School dance coach Leslie Swiggum said that about 1,500 spectators come to the invitational each year.

“It’s really fun to watch,” Swiggum said. “There will be close to 75 different dance routines to see.”

The junior varsity and B-squad dance teams will perform beginning at 10 a.m on Saturday. Varsity groups will start dancing at 2 p.m.

Varsity and junior varsity kick and jazz teams will perform from Wayzata High School. B-squad teams will also perform.

“I hope we come out on top in all five categories,” Swiggum said, noting that the dancers’ biggest competition will come from Eastview High School.

Last year, the trojets won the Class AAA jazz portion of the Minnesota State High School League state competition.High kick dancers finished fifth.

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If you want to attend the Wayzata Dance Invitational, tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

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