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Iowa Public Television Continues Tradition of Exclusive Coverage of Iowa Dance and Drill Team Championships

January 26, 2007

On Saturday, February 3, Iowa Public Television will present exclusive statewide coverage of the 2007 Iowa Dance and Drill Team Championships at 8 p.m., and will rebroadcast the program Sunday, February 4 at 4 p.m.  The program features all the championship routines from every class, in every division and, new this year, features highlights from the first-ever state collegiate championships.

More than 260 of Iowa’s highest-ranked high school teams from across the state competed in the nation’s largest state dance and drill team competition. Nearly 5,000 of the state’s top high school dancers dedicated months of rigorous training perfecting performances for state competition, and they gathered at Veterans Memorial Auditorium and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines to participate last December.

Teams competed in categories such as poms, jazz, kick, lyrical, prop, novelty, color guard, and co-ed.  Each team was judged on choreography, execution, technique, showmanship, and appearance.

For the first time, college students competed in a new division at the Championships. Sixteen college teams competed for top honors.

Hosts for this two hour, fast-paced, and spirited finals coverage are Scott Enyart, announcer, Kathy Enyart, executive director of the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association, and Lois Turnage, president of the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association.

Funding for this program is provided by Friends, the Iowa Public Television Foundation, Allied Insurance, Musco Lighting, and MidAmerican Energy.

For immediate release:
January 26, 2007

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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