The Wadena-Deer Creek dance line team continues to grow as they head into their 2010-2011 season.
The Rhythmettes have 33 girls on their varsity and junior varsity squads. One of the highlights of the season comes up Dec. 22 when they will dance before the Minnesota Timberwolves-Utah Jazz game at Target Center.
Seniors on this year's team include Haley Anderson, Alicia Schmidt, Jenna Geiser and Sonja Kern. Juniors are Taylor Snyder, Charley Cantrell, Addie Dunker and Evelyn Kumano. Sophomore dancers include Jana Bachman, Sayde Anderson, Lindsey Eliason, Hanna Jacobson and Molly Kramer. Freshmen on the team are Brittney Andrews and Ella Harrison. The eight-grade ranks include Erin Johnson, Kylie Lupkes, Brianna Rosenthal, Megan Rousslang, Courtney Selix, Katy Wegscheid, Kristyn Ament, Shaye Blessing Marissa Jahnke and Autumn Jahnke. Seventh graders are Lydia Burns, Debbie Gilster and Lacey Malone.
Schmidt captains the team along with Haley and Sayde Anderson.
Hope Dumproppe is handling the duties of team manager.
"The larger the team gets, the more talent we discover," Motschenbacher said. "The dance program gets bigger and bigger each year which brings more talent."