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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Highlands Dance Wins (Another) State Championship!

Coach Erinn Volpenhein, explains why the Highlands High School Dance Team is celebrating first-place wins in competitions this year along with a "Grand Champion" designation.

By Robin Gee, City Council Beat Editor 

The Highlands High School Varsity Dance Team has won first place in state competition sponsored by the Kentucky Dance Coaches Organization (KDCO). This is the second first-place win in the state this year. In January the team also took first place at the 2018-19 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) competition as well.

The team won for their large pom routines at both competitions. They were honored for their win at the March meeting of the Fort Thomas Independent Schools Board.

Coach Erinn Volpenhein explained: "It’s confusing because of our state win in KHSAA competition as well. Before dance was considered a sport [by the KHSAA], we had a KDCO competition every year."

The KDCO competition has continued side by side with the annual state athletic association competition.

Volpenhein said the team was also named Grand Champion at the KDCO competition. This was the first time the team had won that designation, which is based on an average of the two scores earned by teams who compete in two categories.

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