Teams Protest Faribault’s 1st-Place Finish In Dance Meet
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Fairbault Emeralds dance team won the state Class 3A high kick dance championship but other teams say the winners copied the choreography.
Faribault was one of six teams that competed in the finals of the high kick competition at Target Center.
The five other teams - Wayzata, Eastview, Chaska, Lakeville South, and Eden Prairie - disobeyed instructions to line up for the awards ceremony. Instead, they held hands and stood away in protest.
That resulted in the five being disqualified and Wayzata and Eastview being denied their second and third place trophies.
The Minnesota State High School League had determined earlier that Faribault did not plagiarize its dance routine. League spokesman Dave Stead says the league won't comment on the matter until it's been fully reviewed.