Woodside High School wins 'Dance-Off'


By Samantha Bergeson

Special to The Almanac

Woodside High School carried home the first-place trophy Friday (Dec. 17) at the first Bay Area High School Dance-Off competition held at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City.

Other high schools dance teams competing in the dance-off were from Menlo-Atherton, San Mateo, Carlmont, and Sir Francis Drake (in Marin County).

M-A finished second, and San Mateo, third.

Eccentric host Tyler MacNiven, a Woodside High School alumnus and 2006 winner of TV's "The Amazing Race," was master of ceremonies for the event, which drew a large crowd that included parents as well as students.

Organizers said proceeds from the event will benefit Canine Companions for the Soul, a nonprofit organization that trains therapy dogs to interact with disabled children, hospital patients, and elderly people. Many of the "working" dogs made guest appearances between dance routines throughout the show.

Woodside High's team received a standing ovation as it secured the dance-off win with an elaborate carnival and twisted "Nutcracker"-themed performance.

Dance styles ranged from hip-hop to tap and ballet.


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