Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University Dancing Blues brought three national championship trophies home this past weekend. The dance team earned the overall Division II National Championship title in the national American Dance/Drill Team competition. They also placed first in both the jazz and hip-hop categories. This is the first overall Division II National Championship win for the team.
The Dancing Blues 2019 wins follow two successful years in the American Dance/Drill Team competition. In 2018, they won in the hip-hop category and placed third in the open category and third overall in Division II. The Dancing Blues won the open category and were first runners-up in the hip-hop category in 2017.
The members of the Dancing Blues are: Emily Clanton, Jordan DeLong, co-captain Mikayla Griffin, Robyn Herrera, Kassandra Hogan (captain), Sabrina Humpert, Kayla Hutzell, co-captain Caralea Manthe, Emily Mason, Hannah Mitchell, Jalyn Porter, captain Gabrielle Price, Alyson Rumbley, Hanna Sawyer, co-captain Hayden Schlochtermeier, and captain Michaela Trobough. They are coached by Angie Price.
The American Dance/Drill Team National Championships are a competition hosted by the organization American Dance/Drill Team. Since 1958, they have been providing instruction, competition, and education to dance and drill teams around the country.