Congratulations to the Bishop O'Connell Royalette Dance Team! The team came away with multiple honors from this weekend's AmeriDance Eastern Virginia State Dance Classic, earning first place awards in the lyrical/contemporary and the variety categories. Their pom routine earned them a third place and an innovative choreography award.
Individual dancers also earned awards:
Erika Williams - 1st Place Senior Solo
Haley Breaux - 2nd Place Senior Solo
Erika Williams/Haley Breaux - 2nd Place Duo/Trio
Haley Breaux/Jada Fields/Janeé Burch - 3rd Place Duo/Trio
Dancer of the Year Nomination - Erika Williams (Senior Solo)
Honorable Mentions - Margaret O'Connor (solo), Victoria Siegfried (solo), Jada Fields (solo), Janeé Burch (solo), Gaby Dominguez (solo), Leyla Berdut (solo), Margaret O'Connor/Victoria Siegfried (duo)
The O'Connell parents, family and fans even received recognition, taking home the "Sweet Escape" Show Your Spirit Award.
."It was a great event for the Royalettes program," said head coach Chrissy Salvador. "These young women have really come together as a team and their hard work is paying off."
In addition to performances at home boys and girls varsity basketball games, the dance team has two more regional competitions and the National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida early next year.