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Desty Darlings finish 14th in national competition

From staff and wire reports -   Mar 08, 2012

Team members are: Top Row (L-R) Desiree Acosta, Jade Collins, Danielle Waltz, Kelsey Sensebe, Meghan Johnson, Mia Dufresne and Angelle Pellerin. Middle Row (L-R) Brittney Bowers, Ambria Sylvain and Hailee Weber. Floor (L-R) Lisa Dempsey, Ashlyn Hymel and
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Team members are: Top Row (L-R) Desiree Acosta, Jade Collins, Danielle Waltz, Kelsey Sensebe, Meghan Johnson, Mia Dufresne and Angelle Pellerin. Middle Row (L-R) Brittney Bowers, Ambria Sylvain and Hailee Weber. Floor (L-R) Lisa Dempsey, Ashlyn Hymel and

The Desty Darling competition team attended the UDA National Dance Team Championship held in Orlando and finished in 14th place.

This competition is attended by the top-ranked dance teams from across the country and is televised on ESPN. The girls competed in the Small Varsity Jazz and Small Varsity Hip-Hop categories.

Out of more than 550 performances, 300 teams and 35 different states represented in the competition, the Destys placed among the top performers. The Destys competed in the preliminary and semi-final competitions in both divisions, and qualified to compete in the finals in the Small Varsity Hip-Hop category.

The girls placed 14th in the nation for their hip-hop routine.

They are now one of the top 15 dance teams in the nation. The girls competed amongst the best of the best and held their own for their first time attending this competition. The Desty Darling competition team has made school history as being the first dance team from Destrehan High School to rank nationally at UDA’s prestigious competition.

The girls also competed in the American All Star State dance competition and placed first in the state for their hip-hop routine, making them the Division I Louisiana State Champions for hip-hop.

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