State Dance Champions to be Determined in the Land of Lincoln

This Saturday, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Competitive Dance State Finals will crown champions for the third time in history. The inaugural event in 2013 saw three different styles produce state titles in each of the three classes (1A – Lyrical, 2A – Pom, 3A – Kick). The routines continued to blend and progress in 2014 en route to a trio of new champions being crowned in Highland (1A), Geneva (2A), and Lake Park (3A).

The third annual edition of the State Finals returns to U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31. Friday’s prelims will feature 90 total teams (30 per class) and the Top 10 teams in each class based on Friday’s results will move on to perform again in Saturday’s finals.

Every performance this weekend will be streamed live on the NFHS Network via www.IHSA.tv with a subscription or Comcast/Xfinity authentication, while recaps from Saturday’s finals will also be rebroadcast on Comcast Sports Net Chicago (click for dates/times). For more information on the rules and regulations of the IHSA Competitive Dance State Finals, check out our primer from 2013.

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