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AHS Dance Company Wins Championship

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They are probably known as one of the most popular teams in school–everyone knows who they are.

The Aberdeen Dance Company are Grand Champions of the Ameri-cheer/Ameri-dance International Championship. With all the hard work that goes into their routine, they practice roughly about 14 hours a week, not including occasional weekend practices.

Mrs.Ferrigno, the Dance Company’s coach, says she spends approximately 30 hours of time to choreograph all of the teams work including choosing the music, editing the music and more.

As of now, we recognize the Dance Company as a “cheery,” yet competitive, group of dancers. However, Aberdeen Dance Company wasn’t always recognized as being valid, but rather impressive.

“The first year when I started the dance team, we had 52 kids! They participated in one competition that year and although they didn’t win, they received a standing ovation from the audience,” Ferrigno said.

“The standing ovation was one of the memorable moments for me as a coach, and we continue to work every year to keep our dance program both successful and validated,” she continued.

And not only is the dance team more than impressive, they are the “Make Your Mark Epic” dance team of the year.

The complete list of their awards is below:
Grand Champion (highest scoring team overall.) Hip Hop
1st Jazz- with a score of 91.1out of 100
1st Pom – with a score of 88.75 out of 100
1st Variety- with a score of 91out of 100

• Highest scoring Jazz Team
• Highest Scoring Variety Team

Hennessey Parker – 1st place dance off champion
The dance team won $1,000 for being Grand Champions, and also potentially won $500 per division award won.

With all their hard work, they have accomplished a lot, and they represent Aberdeen beautifully. Here is a list of our wonderful Aberdeen Dance company dancers:

Captain: Hannah Hiob
Captain: Natalie Meneses
Manager: Victoria Phelps

Madelyn Brainard
April Burleigh
Danielle Buttion
Taylor Cole
Katile Conley
Brooklyn Conrad
Christopher Davis
Kyra Donahoo
Kaylah Gallimore
Demetri Gaulden-Sims
Melissa Gonzalez
Casey Hamilton
Angelica Headings
Jasmine Holder
Makayla Jordan
Jozlynn Kelly
Adonte Langston
Ebony Lee
Hennessey Parker
Alexia Rawlings
Cierra Reid
Kenya Ridgley
Mia Ringgold
Tavon Roberts
Taylor Robertshaw
Alexandra Stephens
Trenice Thomas
Delaney Todd

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