Red-Hotts Score High in Spring Competition


Suzanna Bridges

The FHS Red-Hotts hosted their annual spring competition for Danceline USA on Feb. 27 where normally a dozen schools’ dance teams from all over the Hill Country come to compete against each other in both solo and team dances. This year, however, was a bit different. Due to COVID-19, fewer teams had the chance to participate either from their school being remote more often, resulting in less practice time, or other varying circumstances, such as social distancing concerns at the competition.

Despite the regulations and the smaller number of teams attending, the Red-Hotts competed successfully in their events. The Red-Hotts won numerous awards including: Platinum Sweepstakes, Best in Category for Officer Lyrical and Team Open, Kick and Contemporary, Judges Award for Team Kick, Highest Score Gold Award, Choreography Award for Team Contemporary, Medium Team Grand Champion, and The Gold Ring of Champions Award with an overall highest average for the entire contest in the team division.

Along with the team awards, all of the Red- Hott solo dancers received a Div. I award, meaning they scored above a 90 on their solo scores. Taliyah Giancola and Jorja Simpson-Hahn tied for 3rd place in 9th and 10th grade solos and also received a platinum medal for receiving a score of 95 or higher. Suzanna Bridges-Keese received 5th place in the Varsity Solo Division as well as a platinum medal for receiving a score of 95 or higher.