Youth Dancers Hit The Summit
Local dancers from You Can Dance (YCD) in Emu Plains hit the world stage recently, after winning an extraordinary bid to compete at Varsity’s Cheer and Dance competition ‘The Summit’, held at Disney World Orlando in Florida.
Placing 9th against the best teams in the world, You Can Dance were ecstatic with their result. Competing in the Youth Pom division, their team of 13 dancers (aged between 9 and 11 years) were the youngest team in their division, against teams from Japan, Scotland and the USA. The standard was fierce, and the scores were incredibly close.
“The Summit is such a high calibre competition. To compete at this competition, teams must win a bid to enter. Our dancers won their bid at AASCF Nationals last November simultaneously becoming National Champions with a 1st place. The Summit is literally the biggest All-Star Dance and Cheer competition in the world for younger teams, so it was the ultimate honour to win a bid to participate and then represent Australia. Our girls did us all so proud with their strong and competitive performance” said Studio Director Jane Houlihan.
This is the second dance team from You Can Dance to compete internationally this year. Their Open Pom team became Nationals Champions (1st Place) in Dallas, Texas in January at the NDA (National Dance Alliance) competition.
You Can Dance are doing a remarkable job developing young talent with their Dance and Cheerleading programs. They are giving their students and families incredible opportunities to experience competing and travelling overseas, whilst making unforgettable lifetime memories.
“It’s sure been an exciting year so far and we look forward to what the rest of the competition season will bring our hardworking athletes. Travelling to both Texas and Orlando have been wonderful experiences our YCD dancers will never forget” ended Jane.