Timberline High School hosted the 2021 “Full Out” dance competition Saturday, December 11 in Lacey. Local high school teams from Capital, Olympia, North Thurston, Yelm and Tumwater competed. In all, 11 teams competed in 28 performances including Pom, Military, Dance and Hip-Hop style dances. The teams use the competition to prepare and or qualify for spring WIAA dance district competitions.

Timberline Head Coach Colette Hudson was thrilled not only to host the competition, but to be able to actually have a place for her team to compete. “I think that the competition went really well,” stated Hudson. “We had a few less teams attend this year due to COVID restrictions and coaching changes, but after almost two years since an in-person competition it was great to compete and see the other teams in person. I am also extra proud of my team and the Timberline family coming together to create this event.”

Teams use local competitions to qualify for districts in each category they want to compete in. A score of at least a 195 qualifies them for a district berth. A 210 score is needed at districts in order to compete at the WIAA state competition in March.

Tumwater Coach Wendi Fernandez was excited for her team’s chance to compete. “We had a wonderful time, Fernandez explained after a full day of dances. Tumwater and Capital brought varsity and junior varsity teams to the competition.

Alisha Blain-Warner, head coach for North Thurston, was happy after her team was able to qualify for districts with her teams Pom routine. “It was great to compete, especially since only two of my performers have had the ability to compete in person,” Blain-Warner explained. “Earning a district qualifying score from our first competition gives us a lot to look forward to with time to grow and improve to State qualifying scores”.

Teams will continue to compete in western Washington competitions. Capital hosts it’s dance competition February 26 in West Olympia.

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