Golden Dazzlers dance team earn awards at camp

Published 4:10 pm Friday, July 1, 2016

Special to The Leader

Little Cypress Junior High Golden Dazzler dance team recently attended American Dance and Drill Team camp at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. The 2016-2017 school year will begin the fourth season for the Golden Dazzlers and will consist of all 7th graders. The team brought home several awards from camp.

Individual awards:

Teal ribbon winners awarded for their special notice to attitude, enthusiasm, or extra effort: Teigin Armstrong, Kaylie McCray, Aleisia Sezer and Nacomi Washington.

Red ribbon winners nominated for All American that showed outstanding dance technique and quick learning skills: Teigin Armstrong, Hannah Gilliam, Kaylie McCray, Aleisia Sezer and Nacomi Washington.

Pink ribbon winners awarded for their exceptional achievement in dance: Teigin Armstrong with three ribbons, Hannah Gilliam with one ribbon, Kaylie McCray with one ribbon, Aleisia Sezer with two ribbons, and Nacomi Washington with two ribbons.

Junior All American Kick Company awarded Teigin Armstrong for the high kick technique.

Junior All American Dance Company awarded Teigin Armstrong for exceptionally talented dancers and displaying outstanding technique.

Teigin Armstrong was also Outstanding Performer for dance technique, attitude, leadership and overall excellence.

Armstrong will be attending the Happy Feet Miss American High Kick state competition Feb. 18, 2017 in Austin as well as performing at the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl All American Halftime Show in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 31, 2016.

Armstrong has been invited to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks pre game show.

The team also was awarded Most Admired Team of the Day. All schools, attending the camp, vote on the award.

Gussie Nell Davis was Team of the Day and Team of the Week for improvement, unity and hard work.

Ruby Sweepstakes winners judged on a Standard of Excellence for a Divisional rating. The team preformed a pom pom dance to Yeah brought from home and choreographed by Alice Puckett Grimes, owner/director of Lorna Badon School of Fine Arts. Also, a novelty routine called ‘Disco Inferno’ learned while at camp.