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Williston Wonderettes Heading to Nationals

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Hip hop, the kick line, and jazz are just a few types of dances mastered by the Williston Wonderettes. All the hard work and practice has paid off for this young dance team, as they're heading to nationals in March.

 The Wonderettes are a new team, so earning an invitation to nationals is an honor. They submitted a tape of their routines and hoped for the best.

 "It's a pretty huge deal because it's our second year. We just started last year and we didn't compete last year. So this is our first year of actual competing so, to take that chance we just thought we have nothing to lose. So we submitted the tapes. The girls are super excited, because they've worked so hard just to be able to do this" explained Tia Hennix, head coach of the Williston Wonderettes.

 Captain Kailey Woodhams says the team is not only excited to compete, but also learn from other teams.

 "I think we're really excited to be going because we're going to Florida. We also get to see all the other teams from around the United States. We get to see how they do their dances different than we do. It's a big learning experience," added Woodhams.

 The girls are planning multiple fundraisers to help afford their nationals trip to Orlando, Florida. The main fundraising effort is a dance camp for anyone who would like to dance like a Wonderette.

 "Our biggest fundraiser that we're doing is we are sponsoring a mini dance camp. We're going to hold that down at the New Armory on January 17th. It's open for kindergarten to eight graders. They'll get to learn a short routine that they will perform at the end of the day for their family. They also get to learn some of the techniques that our girls do everyday" said Hennix.

 Advanced dance skills not required.

 "You don't even have to be a dancer. You can just come if you want to learn and see what we do" explained Woodhams.

 To find out more about the Williston Wonderettes or to register for their dance camp, stop by the Williston Recreation Center or email Coach Hennix at wdrillteam@yahoo.com.

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