St. Francis dance team takes five trophies in regional competition _lowres

Photo provided by St. Francis Xavier School -- Members of the St. Francis Xavier Star Steppers competed in the American All-Star Mardi Gras Classic regional competition. In the front row, from left, are Ava Papadopolus, Ella Schwin, Carson Dantin and Riley Cain. In the second row are Olivia Buras, Paige Miller, Tahlia Hinrichs, Charlotte Bonocorso and Sarah Kocsis. In the third row are Tori Patania, Eliza Hinrichs and Allie Broussard.

The St. Francis Xavier Star Steppers took home five individual and team trophies in the American All-Star Mardi Gras Classic regional competition Feb. 27 at Chalmette High School. Dancers Tahlia Hinrichs and Paige Miller took second in duet, and the team took third in hip hop, third in kick and two trophies for overall superior performance. The team’s coach is Amanda Fritschhertz, and its moderator is Charlene Hinrichs.