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Story by Randy Heite
North Oldham hosted its third-annual Dance Xtreme on Saturday. The event brings middle and high school dance teams, along with individuals, together from Louisville and Oldham County.
Local teams participating included North Oldham middle and high schools, Oldham County High and South Oldham middle and high schools.
South Oldham High School had competitors in three different categories in which they won awards in all three.
As an individual, South’s Jordon Norris performed also, placing second.
South Oldham High School as a team placed third in the pom category and first in the lyrical category.
South Oldham Middle School joined in on the high school’s success, winning first place in the jazz category.
They faced tough competition from Oldham County High School and Presentation Academy.
“We did well,” OC coach Whitney Mershall said afterwards. “I am extremely proud of the girls. We were just having an off day, but they still did very well. It was just a tough competition today.”
Oldham County took second place as well as the award for The Most Spirited Team.
Neither North Oldham Middle School nor North Oldham High School competed competitively, although they did perform for the large crowd.
Samantha Watson, the North Oldham dance coach and one of the organizers for the event, said the day went extremely well.
“We had a large turnout in terms of the number of teams and the crowd turnout was great,” she said. “Everything went on time, even a little ahead of schedule. This event has always been successful for North Oldham and this year was no different.”
Other teams at the event included Presentation Academy, Louisville Male High School, and Martha Layne Collins High School.
Male had two young dancers that took first and second place in the 5-year-old solo. They also won first place for the overall “Xtreme” award with the most points of all the categories. Presentation Academy took second place.
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