PIERRE, S.D. (News Release) — The Aberdeen Central High School is the site for the thirteenth annual state competition for cheer and dance. Competition for Class A will be held on Friday, October 25th, with opening ceremonies beginning at 5:00 p.m.(CT) Class AA competition will begin at 11:00 a.m.(CT) on Saturday, October 26th.

Class A has 19 schools entered in the competitive cheer competition with nine in the competitive dance competition. In Class AA, 17 schools will compete in competitive
dance, with 17 set to compete in competitive cheer.  Competitive cheer has one category: stunting/tumbling. Competitive dance will have four categories: hip hop, jazz, kick, and pom.

Last year’s overall champions in the Cheer Competition were Class AA –Sioux Falls O’Gorman; Class A – Sioux Valley. 2018 overall champions for the Dance Competition were Class AA – Sioux Falls Washington, and Class A – Dakota Valley.

The state meet will be a two session tournament with adult tickets at $12.00 each and the student ticket at $7.00 each session.