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Packatahnas’ season starts Saturday

The West Fargo Packatahnas are kicking off the 2013-1014 dance season by hosting the first local competition on Saturday. The West Fargo Invitational will be held at the West Fargo High School. Teams from across the area will be competing in junior high, Junior Varsity, Varsity and studio categories. Some of the local studios competing include: Kindred’s Evolution, Studio 29 from Valley City, Halftime by Sheri, West Fargo Elite and Suz Dance Studio from Barnesville.

School Doors will open at 10 a.m., Gymnasium doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the competition starts at noon.

Along with exceptional dancing there will be a large offering of concession items and basket raffles.

Varsity Packatahnas consists of 22 dancers in grades 9-12 and the Junior Varsity team is made up of 13 dancers in grades 9-11. They and their six coaches have been hard at work since last spring with many fundraising and community service projects. They are thrilled to have the season underway and would like to thank the community for their support.

The West Fargo Packatahna 2013-2014 dance schedule includes:

*Dec. 7 – West Fargo High School Invitational

*Dec. 14 – Fargo North High School Invitational

*Jan. 4 – Davies High School Invitational

*Jan. 11 – Spirit Cup at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.

*Jan. 24, 25 – NDADD State Dance Competition at the Alerus in Grand Forks

*Feb. 1, 2 – Varsity competes in Orlando Florida at the UDA National Dance Competition at Disney World.

*Feb. 15 – West Fargo Dance Show

*Feb. 21 - 23 – Dance Extreme Competition, Minneapolis.

Throughout the season, both junior varsity and varsity Packatahnas will also be performing at halftime for many West Fargo basketball games.