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Sparklers Place 2nd and 3rd at UDA Nationals

Over the weekend, the Sparklers competed in the Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida and placed second in small varsity jazz and third in small varsity pom.

The competition is the largest and most prestigious dance team competition in the country, featuring more than 500 performances, 300 teams and performers from 35 states.

The Sparklers have held a UDA National Championship title 21 times in 30 years, with 14 of those years in the pom category.

The 2018 - 2019 team includes Abbygail Barras (captain), Lia Shivers, (co-captain), Elizabeth Beaullieu, Marley Blanchard, Lauren Domingue, Annie Fruge, Sarah Gallagher, Ava Hyde, Elle John, Taylor Montz, Kempton Moody, Kimmy Musumeche, Sophie Stockstill and Maddy Strother.

The team is coached by former Sparklers Jenny Harris Matthews '95 and Kelly Gilespie Degraauw '09 and Heidi Reed serves as the moderator.

Images Courtesy of Universal Dance Association