Dorians Bring Home Hardware at UDA Camp
The MBHS Dorians dance team attended the UDA Camp and came away with some of the top awards and recognitions.
The 2021-2022 Mountain Brook High School Dorians dance team attended the Universal Dance Association Convention Camp at Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, GA June 7-10, 2021, and came away with some of the top awards and recognitions. After this four-day camp, the team came home with choreography for ten different routines (kick, jazz, pom, and hip-hop styles). In addition to these routines, the Dorians also attended four master classes from world-renowned choreographers Brandon Bryant and Preston Mui.
“I am immensely proud of this team and how they conducted themselves at camp,” Dorians faculty sponsor, Heather Fitch said. “Their hard work and dedication were exciting to watch, as they bonded as a team and also forged friendships with other teams.”
The Dorians maintained a demanding schedule of dance from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. each day. During night one of the camp, the Dorians were recognized by the UDA staff with the coveted ‘Super Spirit Sticks,’ acknowledging the squad’s spirit, energy, friendliness with other teams and all-around excellence.
The Dorians returned home with a plethora of hardware. Three Dorian seniors were selected as ‘UDA All Americans.’ The team received all blue ribbons for their routines, earning a ‘Superior Trophy.’ They also won 1st Place in Home Routine Evaluations which double-qualified the team for the 2022 National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, FL.
On the heels of their 3rd Place finish in the Varsity High Kick Division at the 2021 National Dance Team Championship in April, the Dorians are looking forward to another fantastic year. They are excited to support MBHS and the community. This year, their goal is to continue to challenge themselves as they prepare to compete at the local, regional and national levels. Additionally, the seniors have been invited and will march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in November with Spirit of America.
This year, the Dorians are led by Captain Addison Wint and co-captains Catherine Guilsher, Emily Moore and Sarah Simon. Jane Thornton serves as the team’s head coach and Fitch begins her 17th year as the faculty sponsor.