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Johnson dancers do great at Nationals

Legacy Dance Team at Johnson.

During Spring Break, the Johnson High School Legacies traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in one of the most prestigious national dance competitions, National Dance Alliance (NDA). Teams from all over the nation gathered at Hard Rock Live from March 7-9 to showcase their talents at NDA. This competition represents the best of the best in high school dance teams.

The Legacies competed in three separate divisions: large varsity jazz, large varsity pom, and large varsity kick. Of the three routines, Johnson advanced to finals in kick and pom. This is the first time in the history of Johnson dance that the team made it to finals in more than one routine. The Legacies took the stage for finals on Sunday, March 9 and the NDA motto, “The work is worth it” proved to be true.

The girls received 3rd in the nation for large varsity kick and 9th in the nation for large varsity pom. Johnson’s dance director, Stephanie Trevino-Felan, was ecstatic about their trip to nationals and the team’s accomplishments.

“The girl’s work ethic while at nationals was more that I could have ever asked for," said Trevino-Felan. "It was a true example that hard work and perseverance pays off. The competition was also incredible this year due to so many of our sister schools there cheering each other on.”

Ten juniors and fifteen seniors all contributed to Johnson’s success at nationals this year. With her senior year coming to a close, Kristen Edge, the Lieutenant Colonel of the dance team had a moment to relect.

“I could not imagine a better final trip to nationals with my team," said Kristen. "It is such a great feeling, to know that we went and did our very best and left the stage with no regrets.”

The growth and success of the Johnson Legacies dance program continues to represent North East ISD with excellence and distinction. They truly have left their “legacy”.

Posted on March 21, 2014