Dance Team Shines at NDA Elite Camp While Earning Multiple Honors
Erin Herbert

In July, the Cardinal Gibbons Dance team attended the National Dance Alliance Elite Camp, a four-day camp which offers workshops, masterclass and performance opportunities for competitive dance teams. 

During the camp, the Chiefs earned their National Bid, while earning a superior rating for both the JV and Varsity teams. Rising senior Amanda La Padura shone during the camp, earning the title of Top All-American Dancer and an invitation to join the NDA staff.

Other team and individual honors included: gold in Team Performance for JV and Varsity; silver in Team Leadership; Amanda La Padura, Julia Sarafianos, Maggie Guidry, Victoria Scarpinito, Beatriz Arevalo and Isa Perdomo earned All-American nominations; La Padura and Sarafianos were named to the All-American team; Bianca Del Toro earned the Top Gun Leaps and Jumps award.

The Chiefs also took home the NDA Spirit Award, as well as the Herkie Teamwork Award, for the team's outstanding attitude, teamwork and spirit throughout the duration of the camp.