Hopkins Co. Dance Team Wins National Title

While high school basketball teams continue playing for this year's championship, a Hopkins County school celebrates one on a different court, a dance court.

Hopkins County Central's High Voltage dance team won their division in a national tournament.

"It was great. The best feeling ever," said Morgan Myers, a member of High Voltage, when asked about winning the tournament division.

A dance routine lasting several minutes, ends with a memory lasting a lifetime.

" It was nothing you can describe. It's your dream," says Sierra Simms..

"I was so happy. This was my last chance," adds Sydney Carroll.

The High Voltage dance team won this year's hip-hop division at the National Dance Alliance National Championship last week, beating more than 30 other squads from coast to coast. It's a moment they spent countless hours, days, and months practicing

"Too many too count," said Devin Dillingham of High Voltage.

"It's not just, 'Oh, you practice an hour here and there, it's three to four days a week, at least three hours a day. It's serious," says Simms.

All that work leading to the big moment on the big stage. After a long wait...

"We were shaking and crying," Myers says. "I was even crying before they announced the top 10."

...the big celebration as division winners.

"My mom started running across the balcony. She tried to hug my best friend and pulled her over the banister," Dillingham said. "It was very exciting."

"It's our senior year. We've always wanted this," Carroll adds. "This has always been a dream of ours, and our dream came true. It was an awesome feeling.

While it was the last performance of the year, and the last dance for some on the team, the High Voltage members say they'll remember that day, and the journey they took together.

"The work is worth it. Don't ever take a practice for granted because you're going to need every second to be able to win," Simms says.


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