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Canyon Dance Team wins 2 national titles

Posted: May 2, 2011 1:54 p.m.
Updated: May 2, 2011 1:54 p.m.
Canyon Dance Team wins 2 National titles Canyon Dance Team wins 2 National titles
Canyon Dance Team wins 2 National titles

For the second time in school history, the Canyon High School Dance Team has brought home a National Open title and this time it was two in one year. Canyon won two National Open dance titles at the recent United Spirit Association National Competition, held at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The team won first place in the Open Division for their Medium Dance entitled "Blau," and a first for their lyrical dance :"Dance With Somebody." They received a 7th place for their hip hop routine Winning.

Brandy Thilesen, Canyon Dance Coach, said she cant believe that she has such a great group of talented girls, and that they danced with their heart and it showed.

Senior Kayla Benjamin, Co-Captain, said her dance career at Canyon High is now complete with the two wins, and taking home the championship bags was the icing on the cake.

Canyon performed "Back to the '80s," their end-of-the year showcase this past weekend, and it was a great way to cap off their best season ever. Team members from New World Dance and Star Dance performed, as well as members of CHS choir, band and color guard brought their best routines. Canyon's '80s-themed co-ed dances rounded out the show.

Members of the Canyon Dance Team include senior captains Kayla Benjamin, Ava Lopez and Jenna Weinstein, as well as Makenna Schaefer, Amy Nichols, Phoebe Takeda, Vanessa Polanco, Geneva Garcia, Helen Macri, Jenna Blazi, Ashlee Gifford and Juliette Alba.

Tryouts for the award-winning Canyon Dance Team are Saturday at 10 a.m. in the CHS gym. We encourage anyone interested in trying out to contact CHS for more information.


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