Belle Plaine’s representatives on the 2016-17 All-MRC dance team are, from left, Filiz Dikmen, Kate Haege (honorable mention), Rachael Eliason, Mia Pribyl, Selin Dikmen and Allison Skluzacek
Belle Plaine’s representatives on the 2016-17 All-MRC dance team are, from left, Filiz Dikmen, Kate Haege (honorable mention), Rachael Eliason, Mia Pribyl, Selin Dikmen and Allison Skluzacek
Five seniors from the conference champion Belle Plaine High School Explosion dance team were named to the 2016-17 All-Minnesota River Conference high kick and jazz teams. Included are Rachael Eliason, Mia Pribyl, Filiz Dikmen, Selin Dikmen and Allison Skluzacek.  Fellow senior Kate Haege received honorable mention.
Randolph had four members selected to the team, followed by Tri-City United and Mayer Lutheran-Watertown both with two. Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, Jordan and Norwood Young America had one apiece.
Eliason has been on the dance team for five years. She was a varsity kick and jazz choreographer and a team captain. She is very hardworking, determined and was a great leader both on and off the dance floor.
Pribyl has been on the dance team for six years. She was a team captain and choreographer for both kick and jazz. Mia was very dedicated to her team and led by example with good sportsmanship.
Filiz Dikmen was on the dance team for six years. She was a varsity kick and jazz choreographer. She was a strong leader and role model for many. Her insight and knowledge was a helpful tool throughout the entire season.
Selin Dikmen was on the dance team for six years. She was a leader throughout her time on dance team, and even more prominently this year. She was a choreographer for both varsity kick and jazz. She was also a team captain.
Skluzacek was on the dance team for six years. She was also a varsity kick and jazz choreographer. She stepped up as a leader this year and was a huge influence on the team. Her motivating power is encapsulating.