They've placed first in every competition they've been a part of in North Texas and now, a group of young ladies from Mansfield say they have what it takes to make it to the national competition.
They call themselves the Lake Ridge High School "Dynasty Step Team." These 43 young ladies without a doubt demand your attention when they're on stage during their powerful step routines. And for the past two years, at every local competition, they have come out on top.
The team says they are surprised by their success and now they want to go up against some of the best step teams in the country.
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"We feel like we've conquered the DFW area, and you know, we want to compete against the other teams up north, we want to compete against teams in Atlanta, North Carolina, New York, St. Louis, everybody," said Dynasty Step Team coach, Kerry Wright.
"It's going to take a lot of hard practice outside of school, it's going to take determination. We have to be willing to try new things and be humble. Because it gets frustrating, but as long as we have each other and we stick together, then we can make it to nationals again," Dynasty member Oliva Thompson said.
So the team was invited to go to the national competition last year in Memphis, but could not raise enough money to go.
The competition is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in March. Some of the best in the country will compete for the national title, and a grand prize.
If you'd like to help send these young ladies to the national competition, checks may be made payable to:
Lake Ridge HS Dynasty Step Team
101 North Day Miar Road
Mansfield, TX 76063