The Del Valle High School Cardinal Belles received a special invitation to the 2021 State Championship scheduled for March. It is the first time that the team earned the special invitation in all four categories of Team Hip Hop, Team Novelty, Team Open, and Team Prop.

The special invitation comes after the team’s routines ranked in the Top 20 Team Performances by Crowd Pleasers Dance from the 2019-2020 season.

The Belles coaching staff developed an adjusted practice plan following all local and state health and safety protocols during hybrid learning to prepare for the spring competition. The team practices with the band during football season and will transition to preparing new routines for the spring competition later this year.

“This is exciting because it shows the labor of love and dedication that our team puts in each day,” said Belles coach Catherine Zink, “This is a reward of our perseverance over the past months.”

The team performs at Del Valle High School home football games. For live streaming and ticket information, visit

Belles Dance team sitting on gym bleachers with pink trophies