Congratulations to O'Connell's Royalette Dance Team who earned 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team awards, as well as several individual honors, at the Dec. 3 Dance Team Union Regional Competition held at Fairfax High School. The event brought dance teams from a number of high schools around the area, including Brooke Point, Chantilly, Centreville, Dominion, Fairfax, McLean, Oakton, Paul VI and Woodson.
As a team, the Royalettes earned 1st Place in Varsity Team Performance, 2nd Place in Varsity Jazz, and 3rd Place in Varsity Pom. In addition, members of the team earned recognition individually:
Junior Solo (ages 13-15)
1st Place - Gaby Dominguez '20
2nd Place - Audrey Gaskins '21
Senior Solo (ages 16+)
3rd Place - Haley Breaux '18
4th Place - Erika Williams '18
7th Place - Julia Stievater '19
8th Place - Katarina Visek '18
Junior Duo (ages 13-15)
1st Place - Angelina Lucchetti '20/Sophia Maceo '20
Senior Duo (ages 16+)
1st Place - Erika Williams '18/Haley Breaux '18
2nd Place - Gaby Dominguez '20/Julia Stievater '19
"I couldn't ask for a harder working team," said Head Coach Chrissy Salvador. "Each competition is a stepping stone towards Nationals. We just competed two weeks ago, and with our seniors in New York for the Macy's Parade, plus the Thanksgiving Break, we made last minute modifications. These girls stepped up, and we couldn't be happier with the results they so deserved."
What's next for the Royalettes? A very busy basketball schedule, along with preparations for the East Coast Regional Championships and the UDA National Championships at the end of the month.
Find out more about the Bishop O'Connell Royalette Dance Team at www.bishopoconnell.org/dance.
Pictured above: The Royalettes with their awards.
Pictured below: The Royalettes posing with their friends from the Paul VI dance team.