A Toast of Praise to the St. Mary’s Dominican High School Debs who competed in the January 13 and 14 American All-Star Louisiana State Dance Competition. The Debs came home with many accolades and their coaches were proud of the class and sportsmanship they showed throughout the weekend! The Debs travel to Florida for Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Competition February 3 in Disney World.
In the solo divisions, 9 soloists were chosen (3 from each division) as finalists out of the 70 that competed. The Debs had 3 of those 9 – one in each division.
Junior High (6th, 7th, 8th graders):
Katelin Obletz – finalist and 2nd place overall
Junior High School (9th, 10th graders):
Rylie McClusky – finalist and 2nd place overall
Senior High (11th, 12th graders):
Maddie McGovern – finalist and 2nd place overall
Deb Captains Maddie McGovern and Virginia Babin competed and tied for first place, however, received second place in a tiebreaker rule.
The Debs entered Hip Hop and Jazz routines for ensemble competition (a group of 3-10 girls)
Out of 14 ensembles:
Hip Hop Ensemble – 2nd place overall
Jazz Ensemble – 4th place overall
Hip Hop – 1st place Division III, 2nd place overall State, Choreography Award, Technique Award
Pom – 1st place Division III, 2nd place overall State
Jazz – 2nd place Division III, 3rd place overall State