Every Thursday night you will find a group of dedicated, passionate and amazing young girls ranging from grades K-12 at Winter Park. These girls are known as the MVC All Stars, and just like the MVC, they work with their coaches and each other on technique, dance skills, routines, and also enjoy the amazing experience of being a part of a team. The MVC All Stars are one of the first competitive Junior All Star squads in the NFL, and do a great job representing the Vikings organization!
The MVC All Stars program is made up of 4 elite teams: Sparkle Team, Gold Team, Purple Team and Platinum Team, and are coached by 4 MVC Alumni: Kristin Olson, Krisan Shimpa, Rhea Moen and Sarah Overby. The girls compete throughout the year at local and national level competitions and have won numerous National Championships and other prestigious awards. Ella, a current MVC All Star on the Gold Team says, "My favorite move to perform is the pretzel!" Some girls are even selected for solos and/or duets to further their experience and skills. Current Gold Team member Madeline who has been an All Star for 5 years says, "I like being with friends and getting to dance. I don't get to dance much, so I love coming on Thursdays and getting to practice!"
Between the competitions, practices, and community appearances there is no doubt that these girls love the Vikings and the Vikings organization. MVC All Stars gives these young girls the opportunity to be a part of a unique team that not only focuses on dancing but also on community outreach, and that has become some of the girls' favorite part. Lauren, a rookie this year says, "My favorite event so far was our nursing home visit! We brought flowers and paired up with someone from the nursing home to make flower arrangements, it was super fun!"
As the MVC All Stars prepare for their upcoming competitions, I would like to personally wish all of the girls good luck! But more importantly, have fun and cherish every moment with your teammates!
Don't miss out on being a part of this AMAZING team and having a once in a life time experience. You too can be a part of the next season with the MVC All Stars!!! Find out more information about the team and auditions under the MVC Program tab on the MVC website.
Written by: Kali, 1st year MVC