A group of nearly three dozen Sioux Falls dance students are dancing for joy after bringing home three medals in the Dance Team World Championships.
The 35 dancers, who are middle and high school students, beat out 40 other teams to earn the silver medal in the Senior Hip Hop Division, with their bird-themed routine. Champion Legacy Dance Academy's All Male Hip Hop dance team took home the gold and earned the title of World Champion. A bronze medal was awarded to the All Girl Hip Hop team. In all, five Champion Legacy teams qualified for the World competition last weekend in Orlando, Florida.
This is the first time any dance team from South Dakota has earned a Gold Medal at these events. The Champion Legacy dance students are coached by Angela Nieman and qualified a total of five routines for the World Championships, which is considered the Olympics of team dance.