The 2016-17 Incarnate Word Academy Dance Team
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For the first time in many years, the team traveled to Orlando, FL for the NDTC competition where they competed against some of the best competition in the country! After making the top 35 out of 50 participants, they were satisfied and elated with their performances! For the rest of the trip the girls were able to run around Disney World at multiple parks such as Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom!
Starting the season in June, the team will attended NDA Camp at SEMO where they received numerous awards. Four dancers made the NDA All American team after auditioning, the team received a Spirit Stick from the NDA staff, achieved a Technical Excellence Trophy based on the strongest technique of the entire camp, had two top gun winners in the kicks and turns division, voted on by the NDA Staff. The team also placed 2nd (Bronze) in the Team Dance Competition and received a bid to nationals.
Throughout the season, the Dance Team will perform at every IWA home Varsity Volleyball & Basketball game as well as at Homecoming and other school events. Competition season will start in the winter with the first competition at Lindbergh High School in December. The team will also compete at St. Charles High School in, January, the Missouri State Dance Team Championship in February & the NDA National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, FL in March!
In addition to performing and competing, the team looks forward to growing closer throughout the season with monthly team bonding activities that feature fun activities outside of dance such as laser tag, dinner, movies, and supporting our IWA sports teams while they are away. They also love being a part of IWA Athletic traditions including Senior Night and the end of the year banquet.
In addition to their performances, stop by and see the Dance Team at IWA Open House on November!