Valkyries annual meet attracts school teams from throughout Minnesota

The Pelican Rapids Valkyries B Squad competed in the Jazz category
During opening ceremonies, dancers from all participating schools lined up for the Pledge of Allegiance, with dancers also leading in the singing of the National Anthem.
The Pelican Rapids Valkyries junior varsity Jazz routine.
The Pelican Rapids Valkyries varsity Jazz dancers.

It was probably the largest competitive spectator event yet to be hosted at the new Al Siegle Activities Center, as competitive dance teams from ten schools–plus hundreds of family, friends and fans–gathered in Pelican Rapids Jan. 21. 

The Pelican squad, led by head coach Emily Evenson and assistants Katie Klovstad and Avery Nueville, competed at all levels–including a up-and-coming group of B-Squad dancers.

The varsity “Kick” routine garnered a fourth place finish for the Pelican Valkyries dancers; while the “Jazz” routine was judged a fifth place finish. The Pelican junior varsity squads kicked to a fifth place finish; while placing fourth in the Jazz category.

Life isn’t about waiting for the blizzard to pass But dancing among the snowflakes.  From the program for the “Flurries” invitational dance tounament in Pelican Rapids 

The Pelican B Squad took third in a smaller field of B-Squad perfomers.

Frazee swept first place in both the Jazz and Kick categories; while Crosby-Ironton took second in both.

The concession stand, with an array of healthy foods and snacks, was busy all day long–and raised tidy proceeds for the Pelican Rapids High School Valkyries Dance team.

The Pelican Valkyries dance team is gearing up for the conference tourney, which is Jan. 27 in Hawley.

The Section meet is Feb. 4 in Wadena.