January 28, 2010 Contact: Robin Fritsch
Sioux Falls, S.D. - Dakota Spirit is hosting the 9th Annual Valentine’s Classic on February 6 and 7, 2010 at the Sioux Falls Arena. This two-day event will host over 160 of the top cheer and dance teams from the region.
The Valentine’s Classic will kick off at 12:00 noon on February 6 with the Cheer and Dance individuals, small dance ensembles and cheer stunt groups. Each team will be performing for Division Titles and Grand Champion Awards plus the opportunity to perform at the Skyforce game that night.
On Sunday, February 7, all club and high school cheer as well as club and high school dance events will begin at 8:00 a.m. Each club cheer and dance group will also be performing for Division Titles and Grand Champion Awards.
The Valentine’s Classic will open the doors for spectators at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. The admission cost is $7.00 per person on Saturday and $10.00 per person on Sunday.
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 2008.
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.