Mount Vernon At the Dec. 15 Winterfest Cheer and Dance Competition at CD Hylton High School, the Carl Sandburg Middle School Dance Team, competing in the middle school category, won 1st place trophies in Pom, Lyrical, Captains Dance, and the Solo categories. They also placed 2nd in Hip Hop, and won the overall Best Costumes Award.
Coached by Ashley Hoffman, an Honors English teacher at CSMS, the dance team is comprised of both 7th and 8th graders. The girls work throughout the year holding fundraisers and workshops to be able to compete against other middle schools at four competitions. They recently performed during the half-time at George Mason University. Most of the team members dance with local studios and will go on to dance with the West Potomac High School Dance Team.