Oshkosh West Dance Team Hosts Annual Invite

posted Jan 16, 2019, 9:17 AM by Katie Nieman
Oshkosh West High School recently hosted the 5th Annual Oshkosh West Wildcat Invite, a statewide dance competition. This year’s event featured over 750 student-athletes from 37 high school dance teams from across the state.

Individuals and teams competed in several divisions including pom, jazz, kick, and hip-hop, as well as solo, duet, and small group competitions. Awards were given to the top finalists in each category by grade-level and division. For a complete list of scores visit https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/fc2a67_a32f1182710242e4ac406bedf16be666.pdf

The Wildcat Invite also is a fundraiser for the Wildcats dance program, raising money for new uniforms, poms, dance conferences and tournament fees. Additionally, a cornerstone of the competition is the annual "Spread the Warmth" campaign to benefit local students in need of warm clothing items during the winter months. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to bring a winter clothing item to donate and this year the campaign received numerous generous donations.

“We are so grateful for the many teams and spectators that participated in this year’s event,” stated Mackenzie Wissink, assistant varsity coach for the Oshkosh West Dance Team. “Our dancers spend countless hours developing their talents and preparing for competition. It’s amazing to see the dance community come together to support one another, and to see the incredible talents of the student-athletes on display throughout the day.”

The Oshkosh West Dance Team is a competitive dance team that competes in D1 Pom and D1 Kick. The student-athletes practice from June to the beginning of March, and compete during the halftime of Oshkosh West basketball and football games.  Additionally, the team participates in local competitions, regionals, and is hoping to make an appearance at the state competition in La Crosse, WI.  In addition to hosting the dance competition, the Oshkosh West Dance Team hosts many other fundraisers and participate in numerous community events. To learn more about the Oshkosh West Dance Team visit https://owhswildcatdance.wixsite.com/owhs-dance/the-team. 

For more information about the Wildcat Invite visit https://owhswildcatdance.wixsite.com/owhs-dance/wildcat-invite