The Heritage Liberty Belles competed at state on December 7 at the Denver Coliseum. They went into the competition with high hopes after placing fifth at their previous competition. The state competition is unique because dance teams from every corner of the state travel to compete in either pom, jazz or hip hop.
“State was so fun. It was cool so see the other colorado teams and be around so many great dancers,” says Ella Kates ’22 who competed at state for the first time this year.
The teams compete and then the best compete again in finals. The Belles did not advance but are still pleased with their hard work.
“Our work keeps making us better and better each time we compete,” says Kates. The Liberty Belles practice five or six days a week and are excited to see their hard work in action.
As a senior, Captain Caitlin Clerihue was thrilled to take the State floor one last time.
“Honestly it was amazing. I feel like our team has come so far and it was amazing to see our progress. State is such an amazing experience and I’m so glad I get to share it with my best friends!”, says Clerihue ’20.
The belles will compete again at regionals on January 11 at Ponderosa High School and Nationals in Florida beginning January 29 and are still performing at home basketball games.by