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Collierville dance team shows well at summer camp

2015 CHS dance team camp photoweb

Collierville High School’s dance team recently attended the 2015 Universal Dance Association Camp, where they took home several honors and earned a bid for the 2016 National Dance Team Championship to be held in Orlando, Fla. in January.

Under the leadership of Coach Carol Lloyd and Terrance Moore, teacher sponsor, the team also netted other awards at the June camp, including the following:

• Superior Trophy (varsity and junior varsity): This honor is given to teams in each division that have the highest ribbon accumulation score; this qualifies the team to compete at the National Dance Team Championship.

• Drill Down Team Winner (varsity): The team with the highest number of gold superior ribbons given during drill-down competitions wins this award.

• Drill-Down Queen: This honor went to CHS dance team member Ashley Maxwell, who was the “last lady standing” during the drill-down competition on the final day of camp.

• Pass-It-On Award: This was bestowed to CHS dancers Anna Hicks and Alexia Wooten for random acts of kindness during the camp.

CHS All-Americans

CHS All-Americans

The UDA’s 2015-16 All American Team was also chosen at camp. Two of Collierville High School’s dance team members were named All Americans: seniors Anna May and Hannah Adams. The All Americans are chosen based on memory, showmanship and technique, and they qualify to perform with UDA at the 2016 London Varsity Tour parade at the end of the year.

“This was an unforgettable team-building experience for us,” Moore said. “Camp always sets the tone for the rest of the season and creates friendships that last for years. Bring on competition season.”

There are 27 members of the 2014-15 CHS varsity dance team. They are: Lizzy Boyd, Hannah Adams, Madison Molnar, Abby Smither, Kaitlyn Brown, Emily Duke, Megan Calitri, Anna May, Jewelia Carrier, Ashton Martin, Anna Lauren Kornegay, Rebecca Manseau, Robin Edwards, Sage Harris, Savannah Liebenrood, Ashley Maxwell, Brae Michelotti, Kristin Smith, Kennedi Hamilton, Carleigh Schaefer, Julianne Murphy, Sophie Pittman, Conner Johnson, Morgan Molnar, Madeline Thomas, Emily Marszalek and Maggie Miles.

The junior varsity squad includes 20 members: Jeri Raines, Lauren Hurley, Amanda Jack, Haley Rodgers, Victoria Person, Amelia McGowan, Abigail Baker, Mirielle Erpelding, Hannah Proctor, Carlie Graham, Haylee Burton, Anna Marie Haycook, Alexia Wooten, Ashley Stephenson, Keagan Coile, Anna Hicks, Blaklee Martin, Victoria Smith, Taylor Mercer and Anna Lewis.

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