“We’ve been steadily improving year after year,” said Melanie.
Competition divisions are determined by the number of dancers competing, not by school size or select or non-select. Nationals attracts the best teams in the country, with ZHS competing against the best of the best. Each team must go through multiple rounds of competition with teams cut each round before making it to the finals.
“It is an honor to make it into the finals round, much less place top 5 in the division. This is the first time in school history that we have ever placed top 5 in both divisions,” said Melanie Anderson.
Nationals is a stressful, exciting, and eye-opening experience for our members, said Melanie Anderson.
For those interested in joining the Belles, tryouts for next year’s team will be held in March.