Friday, March 29, 2013
The Minnesota Association of Dance Teams honored Royelles Head Coach Allison Bridges
The Minnesota Association of Dance Teams has named Hopkins Coach Allison Bridges as its head coach of the year in the AAA category, the organization announced. Winners are selected by their peers for having “made exceptional contributions to the sport of high school dance during the competitive dance season,” according to a school district news release. The association presented Bridges with the award in early March, according to the school district. Bridges has been head coach of the Hopkins Royelles dance team for nine years and expanded the program, increased the level of competition and grown student participation. “She does a fantastic job each day working to energize the team and is always able to keep them going,” the school …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Emily Costa and Maddie Renneke were selected for the all-tournament team.
Hopkins High School’s Royelles dance team finished fourth in the jazz portion of Friday’s state meet. Erin Kruesi, who runs the Minnesota High School Dance Team Online blog, praised the Royelles’ performance in her coverage of the event. “Hopkins followed that up on AAA with some excellent musicality and backed with solid skills and technique. One of the harder dances tonight, less obvious perhaps, but appreciated. Very solid in finals tonight,” Kruesi wrote. Click here to see Kruesi’s full coverage. In addition to placing among the finalists, Emily Costa and Maddie Renneke were selected for the competition’s all-tournament team. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter | Check out Patch’s …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The dancers finished third in the jazz portion of the Section 2AAA meet and second in the Lake Conference.
The Hopkins Royelles are headed to state following a strong winter season. The Hopkins High School dance team placed third Saturday in the jazz portion of the Section 2AAA meet. The finish earned them a trip to the Feb. 15 state meet at the Target Center. The Royelles just missed a top-three finish in the kick portion—with Chanhassen edging them out by three points. That performance follows strong finishes in conference competition. The dancers ended the season second overall in the conference with second place finishes in both the jazz and kick portions of the final conference meet Jan. 17. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter | Check out Patch’s Pinterest boards
Saturday, January 12, 2013
They’ll next compete Jan. 17 at Hopkins.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the place Hopkins finished last week. Following a fourth-place finish Thursday, the Royelles are in second place as they prepare for the final Lake Conference meet of the season. The Hopkins High School dance team finished fourth at the Edina kick meet. That leaves them with a total of 18 points for the season, behind only Wayzata’s 25 points. Hopkins is second among the five schools in the conference for kick meets. The final conference competition will be a jazz meet, in which it also sits in second place. That meet takes place Jan. 17 at Hopkins. The Royelles have at least three more meets after conference competition ends, including the 2AAA section meet Feb. 2. …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The team competed against Wayzata, Edina, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie.
The Hopkins Royelles danced well before a home crowd at the first conference meet of the season. The varsity Jazz team placed second at Thursday’s meet, competing against Wayzata, Edina, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. The team’s next meet takes place Dec. 6 at Minnetonka High School against the same teams. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter | Check out Patch’s Pinterest boards
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The Hopkins High Kick team took third in the Section 2AAA dance team tournament to qualify for the 2012 Minnesota state high school dance team meet
Hopkins High School placed third in the high kick division of the Section 2AAA dance team tournament Saturday at Wayzata to advance to the 2012 Minnesota high school state dance team tournament. The top three finishers in each 13-team division qualified for the state meet, held Feb. 17 and 18 in the Target Center in Minneapolis. Wayzata won the jazz division, followed by Maple Grove and Eden Prairie. Eden Prairie finished first in the high kick competition, followed by Wayzata and Hopkins.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
More than 55 teams representing 30 schools performed 96 routines at the Apple Valley event.
Hopkins High School’s junior varsity dance team placed fourth in the JV AAA jazz competition of Saturday’s Eastview High School Dance Team Invitational. More than 55 teams representing 30 schools performed 96 routines at the Apple Valley event. In all teams competed in 11 events. Full results are listed below. Only the top third of teams in each category have been listed. *** JV A/AA Jazz A Jazz AA Jazz JV A/AA Kick A Kick AA Kick AAA B-Squad Jazz JV AAA Jazz JV AAA Kick AAA Jazz AAA Kick
Friday, December 9, 2011
The Royelles hosted Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka and Wayzata Thursday evening.
High spirits and high kicks were the order of the day as the Hopkins Royelles dance team came away with third place Thursday in a home meet against four other teams. The top three teams were: