Local High School Wins State Hip-Hop Championship Despite Obstacles and Loss

Image may contain: 2 people, people smilingThe Todd Beamer High School dance team took first place in the 4AState Championships hip-hop division in Washington State, avenging their 2016 loss and 2nd place finish the previous year.

2016 was a year of success as the Todd Beamer Dance Team won 1st place in all but one of their competitions, including the USA National Competition in Anaheim, California.

The one exception was falling to 2nd place in the 2016 State Championships, notched by Shorecrest High School.

Image may contain: 12 people, people smiling, people standingWhat made the victory even more amazing is that the Todd Beamer Dance Team did not have a coach for more than half of the 2017 season.  After losing their 2016 Coach the Team-Captains (High School Seniors) took on the job of planning, scheduling, and conduction practice until Coach (and founding TBDT member) Debbie Yaranon joined the team.

The story behind this season would make a perfect made-for-tv movie about friendship, perseverance, and determination.  These girls never gave up, and worked together to make their dream come true.  We can’t wait until 2018 to see what’s next!

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