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9th Annual Valentine’s Classic

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Sioux Falls, S.D.Dakota Spirit is hosting the 9th Annual Valentine’s Classic on February 7 and 8, 2009 at the Sioux Falls Arena. This two-day event will host over 160 of the top cheer and dance teams from the region. A special appearance by the Dakota Spirit Adaptive Cheerleading Team, South Dakota’s only Adaptive All Star Cheerleading team, will be on Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8, 2009
The Valentine’s Classic will kick off at 8:00 a.m. on February 7 with the Dance and High School Cheer competitions. Each team will be performing for Division Titles and Grand Champion Awards. 
On Sunday, February 8, all club cheer events will begin at 8:00 a.m. Each club cheer group will also be performing for Division Titles and Grand Champion Awards. 
Team, small group and individual events will run through out both days at the Sioux Falls Arena.
The Valentine’s Classic will open the doors for spectators at 7:00 a.m. and the admission cost is $10.00 per person. 
Dakota Spirit was founded in 1997 by Robin Fritsch. It was the first organized youth cheerleading program in the state and functions as a Christian organization. Our program is open to all students in grades K-12 regardless of experience. Team members will learn motion technique, basic tumbling, voice use, stunts, safety, cheers, dance, jumps, teamwork, and performance skills in a Christian environment. Dakota Spirit recently moved into a newly built 11,200 square foot training facility with choreography services, high school training sessions, tumbling classes, all star teams, and recreational classes. Dakota Spirit remains on the cutting edge of cheerleading and has received state, regional, and national awards. 
The program has a tradition of excellence and a veteran staff to lead the way into 2009.
The Dakota Spirit coaches and team members are able to do live interviews. We hold practices Monday—Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in our new gym located at 3910 West 59th Street, Sioux Falls, SD.
The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau’s mission is to market the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a one-of-a-kind visitor destination, and to provide premier visitor services, by attracting conventions, meetings, sports, events, leisure and business travelers to Sioux Falls in the most economic and efficient manner possible in order to positively impact the local economy.