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Chiefettes at National Dance Team finals

The McIntosh Chiefettes dance team recently competed at the UDA National Dance Team Championship where they made it to the final round of competition and placed 18th out of 81 teams.

Previously they were crowned 2014 State Champions in Pom and Jazz at the UDA Georgia Dance Championships, the fifth year in a row they have won double state titles.Cortland Anderson won the Solo division, while Darby Smith placed third, Ally Cox fourth, Kristen Plunkett sixth and Kirsten Fink ninth. Cassie Burk placed third in the Junior Solo division.

The Chiefettes also won Best Choreography for the jazz routine.On the front row, from left, are Darby Smith, Ally Cox, Kristen Plunkett, Cortland Anderson and Monica Schwingshakl On the back row, from left, are coach Coach Carmen Yarbrough, Lauren-Jenay Kelley, Naomi Sobel, Ani Garofalo, Cassie Burk, Kirsten Fink, Mikhaila Fechushak, Gaby Schwingshakl, Lauren Shelfo, Izzy Roberts, assistant coach Adrienne Scasny and technique instructor Erica Keating. Photo/Special.

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