The Liberty High School Varsity Dance Team captured first place at the Missouri Dance Team Association (MDTA) State Competition held at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri on Saturday, February 23. The “Liberty Belles” earned first place with their “Pom” routine and first place with their “Lyrical Dance” routine in Division 4, earning the most points combined out of 14 teams to take the State Championship.
This marks the second time in school history that the Liberty Belles have earned the state title; in 2016, they were state champions in Division 2. “This has been an exceptional year for the Liberty Belles. Our team motto has been, ‘With Work We Will.’ We have approached everything while keeping that attitude. We started the year with very clear goals: one of them, to win another state championship,” said Coach Amanda Miller. “I love this team so much and I am so proud of them for putting in the hard work, the countless hours, and the team dedication it takes to become state champions!”
The members of this year’s Liberty Belles Team are Bella Bahr, Kara Collier, Delaney Engelhardt, Hailey Forck, Megan Maetten, Katie McVey, Avery Thomas, Aimee Weber, and Anna Weber.
Additionally in the Wentzville School District, the Holt High School Varsity Dance Team finished in third place overall in Division 5 at the state contest by earning first place with their “Hip Hop” routine and second place with their “Pom” routine. The Timberland High School Varsity Dance Team earned second place with their “Pom” routine and third place with their “Jazz” routine, finishing in fifth place overall in Division 5.