Before Saturday's home show, The Minot High School-Magic City Campus Majettes Varsity Dance Team lined up, flowers in hand, to thank their parents and the male bus driver who puts up with 25 teenage girls serenading passing cars on bus trips.
Parents invest a lot of money and girls invest a lot of time into their passion for dance, the young dancers said.
Hannah Nelson of Minot, who performed with The Dance Company of Minot, said she spends 8 1/2 hours a week rehearsing dance routines. Nelson loves dance because it is a different sport from those that other members of her family participate in and she exercises every muscle in her body.
Young dancers from Brick Studio in Minot did a jazz routine to the song “Real Wild Child” at the Minot Majettes Varsity Home Show in the Minot State University Dome Saturday.
Other girls from The Dance Company said they also love dance, which is a huge part of their lives.
The Home Show, held in the Minot State University Dome, gave girls from across the region an opportunity to show off routines they've been practicing during the dance season and have competed with at competitions.
The youngest performers were from Brick Studio in Minot. The young girls danced a jazz routine to the song "Real Wild Child," using a desk and a chalkboard as backdrop. The announcer explained that it was supposed to be the last day of school.
Teens performed routines with poms, dances that include high kicks and hip hop routines.
Dance teams included the "Minot High Varsity team; the Minot Majettes Junior Varsity team; the Minot MagiKix middle school dance team; the Garrison Galactix; the Brick Studio Competition Dancers; the Underwood Comettes; The Dance Company and Studio X, also of Minot.
The home show is a fundraiser for the Minot High dance program.