Tigers dance their way to Vermont state hip-hop title

VERGENNES — The Middlebury Union High School dance team on Saturday for the third time in five years won the Vermont hip-hop crown, this time before more than 1,000 fans supporting 10 teams at Vergennes Union High School.

The Tiger team — with half the dancers dressed as men with goatees and eye black — edged the defending hip-hop titlist Burr & Burton squad, 263.5-261.

MUHS had previously claimed the hip-hop title in 2008 and 2010.

In the Tigers’ second category — each team competed in two of the three categories, hip-hop, jazz and pom — they finished tied for fourth in jazz, scoring 219.5 points out of a possible 300. Overall, MUHS finished fifth in the combined standings with 483 points.

South Burlington won both pom (272.5) and jazz (269.5) to earn 542 points and a 20-point win over runner-up Burr & Burton, which also finished second to the Rebels in pom (261).

Colchester, third in both pom and jazz, took third overall with 254.5 points, and Mount Mansfield (500) was fourth.

Check out the photos from the competition: 

Independent photos/Trent Campbell

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