Dance and Cheer Teams Get Seasons Underway
Aug. 21, 2009
The Carolina Girls Dance Team started its season off strong at National Dance Alliance Camp in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend. The team made its second visit to the camp and was joined by 14 other collegiate dance teams from around the country.
After a weekend full of dance classes and practice, the team earned a full paid bid to NDA's Collegiate Championships in April. It was the first time the dance team at the University of South Carolina has received this award.
In addition, several of the Carolina Girls garnered individual awards:
The coed team was awarded a gold bid to NCA Nationals and finished in first place in the rally routine competition. Chris Ellis and Ellison Coles won the Top Gun Stunt Award.
The all girl team was awarded a silver bid to NCA Nationals and took third place in the Rally Routine. The team was also chosen for game day performance run off.
Tatiana Spotts, Katey Kelly and Stephanie Zeady all received All-America awards as well.