Several high school dance teams from Nebraska and Iowa competed today in at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Maverick Dance Competition held at the Lee and Helene Sapp Field House.
The dance teams competed in three different categories of pom pom, hip hop, and jazz as well as individual competitions. I would love to tell you how they are judged, but that's not my area of expertise! So here are some more photos.
Between the tungsten and florissant lighting along with the bright red background surrounding the dance area, white balance in post-processing was a challenge since I was shooting in jpg for a faster frame rate versus shooting in RAW. The photos didn't turn out too bad, but if I had to submit a few for print or a competition, then I would spend some extra time fine tuning those few photos. If I go back next year, I'll probably shoot in RAW and hope I freeze the right motion. With the number of jumps in the pom pom category, I should get a few great shots.