Dance: ERDT introduces ‘Space Cadets’ theme and wins home meet

Elk River Dance Team including (from left) Anna Wetherille, Cassie Reimann, and Jenny Murney, placed first in their group with a "Space Cadets" theme. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


“Space Cadets” was unveiled as the theme of Elk River Dance Team’s high-kick for this season, with good results in its debut, Monday evening.

The ERDT placed first among five teams while hosting a Northwest Suburban Conference meet, dressed in silver and purple space suits and dancing to “Out of this World.”

ERDT danced to "Out of this World." (Photo by Bruce Strand)


The theme and uniform were chosen by head coach Alyssa Sha and her  assistants. A group of ERDT leaders worked out the choreography.

Centennial placed second in ERDT’s  group. The other five-school group was won by Maple Grove.

ERDT was  hosting a conference meet for the first time since 2008-09.

This home conference meet was the first of two high-kick meets. The ERDT placed third in both conference jazz meets. Remaining in the conference season are another jazz meet Dec. 19 at Coon Rapids and the full conference meet with both dances Jan. 7 at Maple Grove.

Maple Grove won the other group.
Centennial placed second behind Elk River.