The Joliet Catholic Academy girls Dance Team is heading to Orlando Florida to take part in the 2016 National Dance Team Championship administered by the Universal Dance Association (UDA). The NDTC is administered by Universal Dance Association, a division of Varsity Spirit
The Angels qualified over the summer by taking 1st place at a regional UDA camp. The 2016 National Dance Team Championship will take place January 29th through January 31st at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, Florida. The NDTC is the only national-level dance team championship that is endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations, the national service and administrative organization for high school athletics and fine arts programs in speech, debate, theater, and music.
JCA is bringing two routines this year and is competing in Open Dance & Hip Hop (Medium Varsity).
2016 also marks the 30th anniversary of St. Francis Academy’s 1986 UDA Dance Team National Championship. In preparation for Nationals, the JCA girls recently competed at UDA Regionals hosted at the University of Illinois Chicago over the weekend of January 16th. They placed 3rd in Hip Hop category and 5th in Jazz category for their Lyrical performance.
The following JCA students are members of the Competition Dance Team:
Grace Barbic (Capt)
Mia Tomich (Capt)
Sarah Wiers (Co- capt)
Jenna Bistry (Co-capt)