DreamDance Academy goes to Orange Bowl

By KBJR News 1

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 8:30 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Five girls from DreamDance Academy are joining hundreds of dancers from across the nation to dance at the half–time show for the Orange Bowl in Miami Florida.

"I like the opportunity for them to dance at a bigger venue," said dance instructor and owner of DreamDance Academy, Peter Myre.

This is the second time DreamDance Academy has taken a team to dance at the football game and the girls are looking forward to it.

"It's so much fun because you get to meet a lot of new people," said dancer Reese Nicklin.

Dancers were given a video of the routine and worked hard to learn it.

"It has only been about three weeks we've been practicing. It's hard to watch a video. Thankfully this year they taped it the right way so we are not doing the opposite hands and arms," said Myre.

There are three parts to the dance but one part has been challenging for the dancers to master.

"There is a lot of partner work, needing to know your steps and using props," said Nicklin.

"I think the biggest challenge is actually doing formation changes, we've got all the choreography but there are a lot of spots where they are doing the same thing multiple times but it's going to change depending on where they stand on the field," said Myre.

A convention will also be held leading up to the game, giving the girls an opportunity to dance with world renowned choreographers.

"I think it will be exciting to learn from choreographers and professionals that I haven't before," said Nicklin.

"It's like a dance party and we usually have a photo shoot," said Kilee Rodgers, another dancer.

The Orange Bowl will air Friday at 8:30pm on ESPN.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
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