— Avon High School will host its first Avon Dance Invitational today. The Avon Gold Dance Team, along with teams from more than 25 schools across Indiana, will gather to compete in an IHSDTA (Indiana High School Dance Team Association) competition.
Avon High School began competing in this circuit four years ago, receiving numerous awards in jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop categories. Avon Gold received its first state championship in 2012, placing first in the varsity elite lyrical category in the state championship invitational at New Castle High School.
The Avon event begins at 10 a.m. with solos, duets, and small ensembles followed by large groups competing in jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, kick, and pom routines. The event will also feature booths selling merchandise geared toward the dancers as well as freshly-prepared food items from local eatery Charbonos.
Avon's junior-varsity and varsity teams will dance exhibition-only at this invitational. Each team must participate in three local invitational events, such as this one, to qualify for the state competition.
For more information, call Avon's dance office at 544-5000 ext. 5261.