Valencia High School’s dance team, who since 2006 has won three USA (United Spirit Association) National titles, and racked up an unprecedented three first-place dance routines at the finals in June, have recently returned from USA Elite dance camp where they again took top honors.
The 25-member national championship team was recognized as the Hardest Working Team at the invitation-only dance camp. In addition, they received the highly coveted Superior Choreography-to-Go and Superior Showcase Dance awards for their performances.
This year’s team is led by captain’s Alex Chernos, Sierra Gordon, Becca Herd, Chelsea Itaya, Chrissy Spengler, and Chelsea Van Name. Other team members include Rachel Chernos, Ashley Clifford, Danielle Dardis, Marlee Feinholz, Emily Gasper, Torey Itaya, Carly Janusek, Kayte Largman, Chase Lehner, Siri Loken, Tasia Moore, Emily Morgan, Tori Pinkston, Brooke Radding, Chelsea Raff, Sarah Ruffner, Nicole Timpone, and Danica Wilkerson.