Whitman Hosts NDA Regional Championships

Congratulations to the Stimson Dance Team on taking 1st place in the Junior High ‘Pom’ division! thumbnail161638
Congratulations to the Stimson Dance Team on taking 1st place in the Junior High ‘Pom’ division!
The Middle School Dance Team was full of energy as they were ready to hit the floor for their first routine of the day.  thumbnail161639
The Middle School Dance Team was full of energy as they were ready to hit the floor for their first routine of the day.
This annual event, sponsored by Mathnasium and Huntington Honda, has become a signature showcase for our district as we host schools from across the metro NY area. Our Middle School Lady Wildcats shown here performed their beautiful ‘Jazz’ routine.  thumbnail161642
This annual event, sponsored by Mathnasium and Huntington Honda, has become a signature showcase for our district as we host schools from across the metro NY area. Our Middle School Lady Wildcats shown here performed their beautiful ‘Jazz’ routine.
Whitman’s Dance Team made perfect hosts for the NDA Regional Championships for the 5th year in a row.  thumbnail161643
Whitman’s Dance Team made perfect hosts for the NDA Regional Championships for the 5th year in a row.
Both of Whitman’s ‘Game Day’ (shown here) and ‘Varsity Kick’ routines won them 3rd place. thumbnail161644
Both of Whitman’s ‘Game Day’ (shown here) and ‘Varsity Kick’ routines won them 3rd place.
The day of competition ended with stellar ‘Hip-Hop’ performances.  thumbnail161645
The day of competition ended with stellar ‘Hip-Hop’ performances.
Getting everything just right requires a tremendous amount of work, and our team and their coaches are very thankful for the support of the Dance Team Parents. thumbnail161646
Getting everything just right requires a tremendous amount of work, and our team and their coaches are very thankful for the support of the Dance Team Parents.

On Saturday, January 18, Walt Whitman High School hosted the National Dance Alliance (NDA) Whitman Winter East Coast Regional Dance Championships. Hosting the highly anticipated event for their fifth straight year, hundreds of spectators came out to support their teams. In addition to Whitman, there were numerous Long Island and Regional schools represented, including Bartram Trail High School’s Dance Team from St. Johns, Florida. Our Whitman team, under the direction of Ms. Kiva Boozer, did not disappoint the home crowd by placing in all of the divisions they competed in. Congratulations on placing 3rd in the ‘Game Day’ and ‘Varsity Kick’ divisions and 5th in 'Hip-Hop!'

Our Dance Team at Stimson also competed with the team placing 1st in the Middle School ‘Pom’ division!

All of our talented students performed with distinction, adding a special touch of athletic and artistic class to our school community. We also join in thanking the numerous Dance Team parents who labored tirelessly throughout the weekend to bring the prestigious competition to our schools. Of course, our South Huntington family offers special praise and gratitude to Jeff Hindla of Huntington Honda and Rupi and Tony Parmar of Huntington Mathnasium for their contributions in funding the show. We are so very fortunate to have partners like Huntington Honda and Huntington Mathnasium who genuinely care about the quality of our schools.

Congratulations to the entire Whitman Dance Team: Addie Balogun, Ashley Di Bartolomeo, McKayla Charles, Mia Coll*, Julia Dong, Bethany Ilnitzki**, Alessia Maffei, Meghan Murray, Chloe Murphy, Daniella Padinha*, Alexia Rivera, Luisa Valencia, and Ashley Winch.

Congratulations also to the Stimson Middle School Dance Team: Georgette Athanassiou, Reanna Bailey, Tessa Binsol, Scarlett Bolanos, Abby Brosnan, Mikaila Cortes, Emmaleigh Goldfarb, Sage LoPalo, Allie Lynde, Giuliana McGuigan, Isabelle Minero, Morgan O'Donoghue, Anna Sabellico, Molly Scavo, Jayda Smith, and Nina Thomas.

*Captain
**Manager

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