The Astoria High School Pizazz Dance Team. Front row, from left, Makenzie Brady, Hope Womack, Head Captain Nara Van De Grift and Skylar Sturtz. Top row, Madison Yeager, Isabella Clement, and Co-Captains Aliyah Grant and Liz Varner.

This year, the Astoria High School Pizazz Dance Team competition theme is “Welcome to Our Tribe,” featuring the song “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac.

The team, coached by Emily Madsen and Caroline Wright competed at Sprague High School Feb. 23 and placed second, less than a point behind Stayton, in the 1A-4A division. In the 1A-4A, 5A, 6A and Show divisions, Pizazz placed third overall; the two teams scoring higher had triple the amount of dancers.

Pizazz competes again Sunday at Liberty High School. The Oregon School Activities Association state championship is March 16 at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

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