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Emmetsburg Hawkettes to Hold Showcase and Clinic on Feb. 9

February 5, 2020
By Joseph Schany , Emmetsburg News

By Joseph Schany

The Emmetsburg Hawkettes dance team will host a dance clinic and showcase on Sunday, Feb. 9 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Emmetsburg High School gymnasium. Along with performances by the Hawkettes and participants of the dance clinic, the Greattinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titanettes dance team and Emmetsburg's Just for Kix dance program will also perform. Concessions and baked goods will be available and the team will be raffling off several different packages. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students, and five and under are free.

"This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year," said Hawkettes Head Coach Stacy Nachreiner. "All the proceeds made from this event go towards funding our program next year and helps with expenses such as uniforms, coaching, and attending the state dance tournament."

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DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY - The Emmetsburg Hawkettes dance team will host a dance clinic and showcase on Sunday, Feb. 9 starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Emmetsburg High School gym. The girls will perform their state Jazz and Pom routines and several new dances. Along with the Hawkettes, the Greattinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titanettes dance team, Emmetsburg Just for Kix dancers, and Sunday afternoon’s dance clinic participants will also perform. Food and door prizes will be available, and the team will be holding a raffle. The Hawkettes are pictured above, front row (left to right): Jessica Walker, Connor Egland, Abby Berkland, Amber Embrock, Molly Rouh, and Jenna Joyce; back row (left to right): Delaney Joyce, Lisann Speldrich, Taylor Steinkamp, Macy McAllister, Laney Montag, Emma Foxhoven, and Estella Kleinau. The Hawkettes are coached by Stacy Nachreiner. -- submitted photo

According to Coach Nachreiner, the dance showcase will feature a variety of styles and routines.

"We have hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, hoopla and a little bit of kick. There will be several solo performances as well as team performances. We will also have all age groups performing as well, from kindergarten all the way through seniors in high school."

A dance clinic being held earlier in the afternoon will give dancers and performers of varying age and skill a chance to shine.

"The clinic for the kids runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.," said Coach Nachreiner. "During this time the kids will learn a routine that the high school dancers have created for them. We have five groups for the clinic this year: kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, and fourth through eighth grade. The groups will then perform the routines they learned at the showcase."

Coach Nachreiner, currently in her first year as head coach of the Hawkettes, discussed the amount of effort and work that goes in to putting an event like this together and is thankful for the support she gets from her team and the parents.

"The girls and parents have put in a lot of time and energy making this event happen. We have a great group of parents that have taken charge of the different areas of the event like food for the concessions, collecting donations for the raffles, organizing the clinic for the kids, gathering decorations for the showcase, and working on all the designs/advertising and getting posters and forms distributed where they need to be. The girls went to the schools to build excitement with the kids and to get them registered for the clinic. They have also picked out the music and created the routines that the different age groups will be learning."

Coach Nachreiner is proud of her dance team and invites the community to come out and show support.

"Watching the girls progress and learn new skills, even in just the short time I've worked with them, is very rewarding. We hope that everyone will come out on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4:00 p.m. to enjoy an evening of dance, door prizes and entertainment!"

 
 
 

 

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