The Sartell Sabres Dance Team danced and kicked its way to the championship at the Central Lakes Conference dance meet last week.
Earning 49 team points overall, they bested the Brainerd dancers, who garnered 48 points.
Sartell and St. Cloud Tech tied for first place in the jazz category, and Sartell won second for high kicks – the other competitive dance category. Tech, which took first in high kick, finished third overall, behind Brainerd. The other teams that competed were Rocori, fourth place; Sauk Rapids-Rice, fifth; St. Cloud Apollo, sixth; Alexandria, seventh; and Willmar, eighth.
The Sabres Dance Team has accrued an impressive list of trophies in the past few years. At the state level, it won the champion high-kick award in 2011 in Class AA competition. Also in state competitions, it was runner-up for high kick in 2012 and in 2013; won third place for jazz in 2014, as well as state runner-up for high kick in that same year.