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Madison High Goes for the Gold

The James Madison High School Varsity Dance team in Vienna took home the gold at the 2011 George Mason University Dance Team Invitational this past weekend.

The James Madison High School Varsity Dance team in Vienna took home the gold at the 2011 George Mason University Dance Team Invitational this past weekend. Photo Contributed

— The James Madison High School Varsity Dance team took home the gold at the 2011 George Mason University Dance Team Invitational this past weekend. The team competed in the Large Varsity division and took home 1st place in Jazz out of eight teams, 2nd place in Pom out of eight teams, and 3rd place in Kick out of five teams. The team was also recognized with an Outstanding Showmanship award as well as an Outstanding Pom Choreography award.

Prior to their wins this past weekend, the Madison Dance team competed at the Fairfax Dance Championships in November and took home 1st place in Large Varsity Jazz and 4th place in Large Varsity Pom. The team will travel to Orlando, Fla., in February to compete against hundreds of schools from across the country in the National Dance Team Championships.