Battle Mountain Dance Team wins Spirit Challenge
The Battle Mountain High School dance team took first place at the University of Colorado’s annual Spirit Challenge, Jan. 24.The CU Spirit Challenge was held on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Over 20 Colorado high school teams competed in either cheer or dance categories. Battle Mountain’s dance team took first place in the dance pom category.”Taking first place was a wonderful accomplishment for the girls. We’ve got some amazing, talented young ladies on the team this year,” said dance team coach Andrea Glass. “They work hard for their success.”In addition to taking first at CU, the team finished in the top ten at a regional competition in December, and took fifth place at the State Spirit Competition on Dec. 13. These are some of the best results the team has experienced since its inception three years ago.”For our young program to produce a team this successful is amazing. It’s a testament to the talented and dedicated dancers on the team,” Glass said.The Dance Team’s final performances for the season will be at Battle Mountain High School hockey games on Feb. 13 and Feb. 20. Additionally, the dance team will perform at half-time of home Battle Mountain High School basketball games on Feb. 6, 7 and 21.The Battle Mountain High School Dance Team is sponsored by Alpine Bank, Riverwalk Orthodontics, Mesa National Bank, Mulberry Patch, Roxy, Sunland Silver Gallery, Warren & Helga Pulis, Silfer, Smith, & Frampton Real Estate, 1st Bank, Wal-Mart, the Marcum family, the Vail Daily, the Brooks family, Allegria Spa and Sierra Construction.