Gator Jazz Earns 2022 Dance Team Union Regional Championship

Ascension Episcopal School
Ascension’s Gator Jazz competed in the 2022 Dance Team Union Regional Championship in Baton Rouge on Saturday, January 22, 2022, and came home with the 1st place title in Varsity Jazz among many other awards! 

Team:
1st Place: Varsity Jazz
2nd Place: Varsity Pom

Individuals:
1st Place Senior Solo: Emily Hebert
1st Place Youth Solo: Ava Cope
3rd Place Junior Solo: Nyla Bernard
4th Place Senior Solo: Aubrey Landry
5th Place Junior Solo: Molly Cormier
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Last year, the Gator Jazz Dance Team led by Samantha Leger made school history at the 2021 DTU National Championship with a 1st place title in Small Varsity Pom division, 2nd place in Small Varsity Jazz, and winning the Pom Battle. With a firm foundation and better knowledge about how the competition is run, Ascension’s Gator Jazz team will compete in this year’s Dance Team Union National Championship in Orlando, FL February 18 - 20 with much more experience. 

School sponsor Beth Acevedo comments, “Dedication and hard work pay off! These girls are in it to win, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish this year at nationals.”

Coach Samantha Leger says, “This team’s dedication is something special. They knock down every obstacle and exceed every goal they want to accomplish. Regionals were just the first step for them in their journey and it has set the tone of what they want to achieve at Nationals. They are ready to get back into practice to push even harder to accomplish what they have set for themselves during a competition.”
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