Indian Spirits Dance Team places first in summer camp competitions

From left are (front row) Channing Reynolds, Savannah Harris, Lauren Rahn and Hannah Hall; (next row) coach Holly Swann, Annie Newsome, Tara Brann, Hannah Loving, Brittany Davis, Sophia Pugh, Abby Jennings, Malerie Hinson and Chloey O’Bier.

The Northumberland High School Indian Spirits Dance Team recently brought home a first-place trophy from the Universal Dance Association Camp in Williamsburg for the home routine competition.

Their routine was a pom/kick-line performance to a rendition of the 1990s song “Poison,” reported coach Holly Swann. The team also won first-place blue ribbons during team evaluations for a pom routine learned during the camp.

New freshman member Channing Reynolds placed second overall in the drill down queen competition, which is a competition that requires strong focus and listening skills to complete tasks similar to military drills.

Overall, the summer camp was a huge success and the team secured the opportunity to compete in the 2018 UDA Nationals Competition, said Swann.

The team looks forward to sharing with the community during football season some of the routines they learned at camp, she said.