The Davenport Central Blue Illusion Dance Team competed at the Iowa State Dance Team Association (ISDTA) State Competition. The team did something no other dance team at Central has ever done, brought home 3 Division I ratings and a Distinguished Academic award for a cumulative GPA of 3.5-4.0. The team earned the highest scores in school history. The Iowa State competition is the biggest state competition in the Nation with close to 300 teams competing and thousands of dances. The girls were one of 154 pom routines (divided in 14 divisions), one of 91 Hip Hop Routines (divided in 8 divisions), and one of 75 Jazz Routines (divided in 7 divisions). The girls scored higher and placed higher than any other Blue Illusion Team. The competition was tough. The judges said the hip hop division was “off the charts amazing,” the “best they’d seen in any competition ever.” The difference between 1st and last in the division was less than 8 points which is unheard of. The girls have worked so hard this year, and will continue to do so as they prepare for one more competition and home basketball games. For the first time ever The Blue Illusions took an All-Male routine to State. The boys also faced some tough competition. They were one of 14 all-male teams, divided into 4 divisions. The boys brought home a Division I rating and a 2nd place trophy. They have now set the bar for the all-male teams to come. Congratulations to all of our dancers on a job well done!