made a strong run at its first state dance team title since winning six straight jazz/funk titles from 1998–2003, but ultimately had to settle for second Friday evening.
Competing in the 2011 girls dance team state tournament at Target Center in Minneapolis, the E'gals danced enthusiastically and artistically, but were edged for the jazz title.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s finished first in the field of 12 Class AA teams that qualified for the state meet. After Totino-Grace's second came defending state champion St. Cloud Cathedral in third. .
Totino-Grace will be in today as the E'gals compete in the high kick division, along with teams from and Spring Lake Park High School. The competition begins with the Class AA/AAA qualifying competition at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.