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Royalette History & Alumni Info

TRADITION NEVER GRADUATES
30th Anniversary - Since 1981

 

Royalette Dance Team History

The Royalette Dance Team was established in 1981 by Kay Ahlstrom, who retired in 1999 and currently resides in South Carolina. Over the years there have been over 300 girls who have been a part of this great tradition. Royalettes became a varsity sport on Saturday, November 9, 2002.  On October 13, 2001, a 20th Reunion was held after a home football game. Many alumni members returned to see the halftime peformance. There was a 25-Year Celebration held on September 9, 2006.  The Royalettes held a 30th Anniversary Celebration on September 24, 2011.

The Royalettes have created a positive reputation for themselves and have gained respect from their fellow students and the faculty at the school. They enjoy watching the team perform at games and pep rallies. They have also made their mark at competitions. The team has grown so much since 1981.

Thank you to those members past and present who have contributed to the success of the team today.


Alumni After Their Royalette Years in the Arts

  • Emily Bond '14
    University of South Carolina - Major: Dance, Carolina Girls Dance Team 
  • Daisa Harris '14
    Pace University - Major: Arts & Entertainment Management
  • Carina Falcon '14 (former captain)
    Hofstra University - Major: Dance & Exercise Science 
  • Thalia Falcon '14 (former lieutenant)
    Marymount Manhattan College - Major: Communication Arts
  • Sydney Parker '14 (former co-captain)
    University of Maryland - Dance Team
  • Katie Arthur '11 (former co-captain)
    James Madison University - Drama Department
  • Sarah Martinez '11 (former captain)
    East Carolina University - Club Dance Team
  • Alexa Nieves '10 (former co-captain)
    University of Maryland - Dance Team
  • Laura Quintero '10 (former co-captain)
    James Madison University - Grupo Candela (founder)
  • Chelsea Garvey '09 (former co-captain)
    Longwood University - Company of Dancers
  • Annemarie Younger '09 (former captain)
    Florida State University - Golden Girls
    Atlanta Hawks (NBA) - Cheerleader
    Atlanta Falcons (NFL) - Cheerleader
  • Ryan Brady '07
    Walt Disney World
  • Bernadette Sy '07
    College of William & Mary - Tribe Dance Team
  • Christina Franco '05 (former co-captain)
    Virginia Tech - Bamboom Dance Crew (founder)
  • Cathy Liu '05
    Elon University - Major: Dance
  • Kelsey Timmerberg '04 (former captain)
    Bishop O'Connell HS - Royalette Dance Team Assistant Coach/Choreographer
    DeGrasse Dance Studio - Dance Instructor
  • Maureen Furey '03 (former captain)
    James Madison University Dukettes (captain)


RDT Leadership

SEASON

 

CAPTAIN

 

HEAD COACH

 

ASSITANT COACH

'81-'82
'82-'83
'83-'84
'84-'85
'85-'86
'86-'87
'87-'88
'88-'89
'89-'90
'90-'91
'91-'92
'92-'93
'93-'94
'94-'95
'95-'96
'96-'97
'97-'98
'98-'99
'99-'00
'00-'01
'01-'02
'02-'03
'03-'04
'04-'05
'05-'06
'06-'07
'07-'08
'08-'09
'09-'10
'10-'11
'11-'12
'12-'13
'13-'14
'14-'15

 

Kelly Ahslstrom
Sandy Laboy/Stephanie Townsend
Anne Richards
Kathy Vaughan/Kelly Redmond
Kris Kisska/Jennifer Murphy
Lisa Murphy
Lisa Murphy
Jenny Rakowsky
Michelle Uriel
Nikki DeVylder
Betsy Smith
Cristine Gollayan
Erica Mendoza
Chrissy Salvador
Tiffany Trinh
Katie McKinley
Aimee Alix
Monica Sepassi
Kathleen McCoy
Lauren Roubik
Lauren Roubik
Maureen Furey
Kelsey Timmerberg
Tiffany Delgado
Mary Kathryn Loomis
Emma Indingaro
Caitlin Metzmaier
Annemarie Younger
Ashley Shipley
Sarah Martinez
Olivia Timms
Shanna Bishop
Carina Falcon
Bridget Heppes

 

Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Kay Ahlstrom
Jenny Rakowsky
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador
Chrissy Salvador

 

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Becki Luce
Becki Luce
Becki Luce
Becki Luce
Becki Luce
Becki Luce
Becki Luce
Becki Luce
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Jenny Rakowsky
Jenny Rakowsky
Jenny Rakowsky
Jenny Rakowsky
Jenny Rakowsky
Chrissy Salvador
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Kelsey Timmerberg
Kelsey Timmerberg
Kelsey Timmerberg
Kelsey Timmerberg
Kelsey Timmerberg
Kelsey Timmerberg
Kelsey Timmerberg
Kelsey Timmerberg

 

Team Awards
RDT was declared a sport during on November 9, 2002.  Team awards started in 2003-2004. Most Outstanding Player started in the 2010-2011 academic year. 

SEASON

 

MVP

 

COACHES' AWARD

 

 MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

'03-'04
'04-'05
'05-'06
'06-'07
'07-'08
'08-'09
'09-'10
'10-'11
'11-'12
'12-'13
'13-'14
  
Kelsey Timmerberg
Christina Franco
Mk Loomis
Emma Indingaro
Caitlin Metzmaier
Annemarie Younger
Ashley Shipley
Sarah Martinez
Olivia Timms
Shanna Bishop
Carina Falcon 
  
Amanda Ripley
Emma Indingaro
Charlotte Livingston
Amanda Ripley
Alexa Nieves
Chelsea Garvey
Laura Quintero
Katie Arthur
Pauline Cusmano
Hannah Baker
Sydney Parker
  
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Josie Mai
Georgia Marenits
Carrie Stevens
Daisa Harris


Eagle Award
Awarded by Coach Chrissy Salvador in Excellence of Leadership.

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He doesn't set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the itegrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles...they do not flock; you find them one at a time."

SEASON
 
EAGLE AWARD RECIPIENT
'01-'02
'03-'04
'12-'13 
 

Lauren Roubik
Kelsey Timmerberg
Shanna Bishop  

 


 30th Anniversary - September 24, 2011
Founding Coach Kay Ahlstrom (3rd from the left/back row) gather with alumni, the 2011-2012 Royalette Dance Team, and two future Royalettes: Autumn and Elizabeth (daughters of Lori Gollayan Zeoli '91)


25th Anniversary - September 9, 2006
Founding Coach Kay Ahlstrom (left) at the 25-Year Celebration pictured with five of her captains: Chrissy Salvador '95, Tiffany Trinh '96, Katie McKinley '97, Aimee Alix '98 and Monica Sepassi '99. 



 20th Anniversary - October 13, 2001
Founding Coach Kay Ahlstrom along with alumni and the 2001-2002 Royalette Dance Team

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