Eau Claire dance team competing for a national title

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Eau Claire (WQOW)  – The High Performance Company from the Diamond School of Dance is making a trip to South Carolina to compete at the Kids Artistic Revenue Nationals.

This is the second trip to nationals for the group, which performs everything from contemporary to hip-hop routines. This year was extra special, as the team took first place in all of the regional competitions.

“We’re so proud and we’re so excited to celebrate their growth,” says Alicia Knopps, owner of the Diamond School of Dance. “They have had to make a lot of sacrifices.They have done it with so much grace and joy, and they truly have grit. We’re just so excited to see what they do at nationals.”

“I’m really confident about our dances and that we’re going to put our best foot forth,” says Natalia Mattoon, a third-year dance student at the school. “It doesn’t really matter as much about the places, just as long as we do the best we can.”

The school is getting one more reward to cap off the successful season; a brand new dance studio. The grand opening will be held on August 10. (Note – the video above says grand opening is August 5, but it is actually August 10.)

Rebecca Fiala

Rebecca Fiala

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