Goleman Jewels Dance Team scores well in state competition

Education Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Barbara Goleman Senior High School's Jewels Dance Team competed in the Florida Dance Team Director's Association (FDTDA) State Competition on Saturday, February 22. Amid the close competition between the 15 attending schools, the Jewels Dance Team brought home various awards.

The team received an overall "Superior" team rating, and won first place in the open, hip-hop, large ensemble, and jazz categories.

Team member Allison Alvarez performed a solo which made it to the finals and placed fourth in the senior soloist category. A duet performed by Alvarez and Rafael Ruiz earned second place.The team was the first runner up for the Grand Champion 2014 FDTDA Dance Competition.

"It feels great to win. All our hard work has paid off," said team officer Xiomeli Navarro.

The Jewels Dance team is sponsored by Sara Yanes and led by head coach Susie Garcia and assistant coach Nathalie Arellana.