Sensations end their season sensationally

Sensations place third at state.


Taylor Amlong

The dancers performing at center stage at the Family Arena. At a typical competition, they are graded on various categories, including facial expressions.

The FHC dance team went to State at the family arena this last weekend and placed third in both jazz and hip hop. The jazz placing was the highest the team has placed all season. For senior Taylor Fumagalli this was the last time she would perform with the team and as a Sensation.

“I couldn’t believe it was my last time competing with this team. I’m so proud of this team and I’m so happy that I got to spend my last year with this group,” Fumagalli said. “It still hasn’t hit me that it’s all over yet.”

For Fumagalli, the season was great, especially making school history at Nationals, and it was upsetting to see it end the way it did. She felt the team danced better than where they placed.

“I was proud of us but also upset how it turned out, I thought we did better than what was placed,” Fumagalli said. “[This season was] way better than I ever could have imagined. We met our goal on breaking history and we never settled.”

The team performed better than they have all season, according to senior Sidney Brasher. While they didn’t place overall, the actual performances were something to be proud of.

“It was good, even though we didn’t place exactly how we wanted, we were extremely happy because we danced the best we have all year,” said Brasher. “We were very happy after hearing our jazz placement because it is the highest we have placed all year, but we were a little disappointed to hear that we didn’t place overall because we all felt that our performances that day really had potential to get us to place.”

While no one on the team would like to point fingers, they did find it unfair that one team got to redo their routine after it included an illegal move.

“I’m not sure about biased but one team did get to redo their dance and anytime that happens with any school at any competition, there is going to be talk and people are naturally going to assume that,” Brasher said.

For junior Cameryn Miller, results of state cannot be compared to nationals, even when some of the teams they competed against are the same.

“The results were a lot different compared to nationals, not just with our team but with all the teams we were familiar with, so it was interesting to see what everyone placed,” Miller said. “I don’t feel like it was biased. The only reason I think that’s going around is because the results teams got were very different than the national results, so we were a little surprised at the end results.”

This season has been one for the books and for Miller, the season never depleted; it only got better.

“We made history at nationals and placed with jazz at state, and we never settled the entire year. Any time we weren’t happy with something we fixed it and made it better. We started the year strong and we’re ending it stronger,” Miller said.