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Mead Hall Dance Team sweeps competition

March 21, 2019

The Mead Hall Lady Dancing Panthers came home from the South Carolina Independent School Association’s annual dance competition in Sumter with first place awards in two categories.

″[Our coach], Miss Julie is a really good teacher and is good at breaking things down so you can understand,” said 6th grader, Victoria Goodson.

“We have well rounded dancers who have danced for a long time and we had amazing choreography!”

The team of four girls – Victoria Goodson, Lily Hunter, Mattie McLain, and Amelia Overstreet – earned first place in the middle school small group ballet category. They also took home the highest qualifying honor: first place middle school small group overall. Additionally, Overstreet earned first place in the middle school ballet solo category, and Goodson and McLain both brought home silver medals in their solo categories.

Mead Hall parent, Julie McLain, volunteers as the team’s coach.

“The team offers a huge ‘thank you’ to Ms. McLain for her time, talent, and choreography and to Diane Miller at Crosby-Miller School of Dance for the practice space and use of the beautiful costumes,” said Head of School Penny Barker.