CHICAGO, IL – Chicago State University's Performing Arts Dance Team rose to the challenge and showed the heart and dedication of Chicago State at the 2013 Xtreme Spirit National Dance Competition, taking home multiple group and individual honors, including:
- Chicago State University Junior Dance Team – National Champions
- Dance Production Group – First Place
- Junior Soloist Mercedes Kelly – First Place
- Senior Soloist Nailah Bradley – First Place and Dancer of the Year
"We are all very proud of our Junior Dance Team and how well they represented Chicago State at the Xtreme Spirit National Dance Competition," Nelly Maynard, Interim Dean, Continuing Education said. "Each of these young ladies put a great deal of effort into perfecting their routines and the hard work certainly paid off. They deserve our praise today."
The Junior Dance Team also won a paid in full bid to compete in the International Xtreme Dance Competition at Navy Pier on April 14.