A Clean Sweep

The Girl’s Dance Team attended UDA dance camp this past weekend at UCLA. Once again, the team proved to be the best in attendance by being awarded all awards offered at UDA camp!

The team was a crowd favorite among participants, coaches, instructors and guests. They were constantly praised for their ability as well as their maturity and leadership.

I’d like to congratulate the ladies on a job well done!

The following is a breakdown of all team and individual awards received:

Individual Awards:

UDA All American: Nicole Yabut and Katherine Manuel qualified for UDA All Americans and have been invited to perform in the New Year’s Day Parade in Rome, Italy!

Drill Down Winner: Nicole Santos was the only dancer left standing at the final Drill Down on the last day of camp. Nicole Yabut took second place and Justine Hong took third, meaning St. Genevieve took the top three spots out of all dancers at camp!

Leadership Pin: Johanna DeGuzman was awarded a Leadership Pin on the second day of camp because she was “caught” helping dancers from other schools that were struggling to learn choreography!

Team Awards:

Home Routine Ribbon and Trophy: St. Genevieve took first place in the Home Routine Competition qualifying them for the 2011 UDA Nationals in Orlando, Florida!

Superior Trophy: St. Genevieve was awarded the Superior Trophy. Each team member is evaluated on the routines they learn at camp. The team with the most blue ribbons is awarded the Superior Trophy! This award qualifies the team for the 2011 UDA Nationals in Orlando, Florida and it also qualifies them to perform at the Pro Bowl Tour in Honolulu, Hawaii!

Leadership Award: St. Genevieve, as voted on by the other dancers at camp, was awarded the Leadership Award; they demonstrated leadership and good sportsmanship throughout the weekend!

Drill Down Team Winner: St. Genevieve was the team with the highest average number of gold Superior ribbons given during Drill Downs!

Spirit Sticks: St. Genevieve was awarded a Spirit Stick for showing great teamwork, respect and attitude!

Team members representing St. Genevieve High School at Camp:

Nicole Yabut
Katherine Manuel
Karen O’Laco
Nicole Santos
Johanna DeGuzman
Justine Hong
Jahcara Prince
Kara Wilkerson
Andrelli Oliveros
Payal Patel

Check out the official dance team web page for pictures of camp!
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