The Bridge City Strutters win big at team line camp.
Last updated 8/1/2023 at 2:49pm
The Bridge City High School Strutters attended the American Dance Drill Team line camp in Richardson this past week where they learned numerous dances to prepare for football season. The camp is rigorous and physically demanding- dancers attending spend approximately 16 hours a day dancing and fine-tuning routines. During the camp, the Strutters were evaluated on 3 routines and opted in to work towards earning Super Sweepstakes. Individual team members also had the opportunity to audition for Miss High Kick and All-American. Not only did the Strutters take home Super Sweepstakes, but they were named ADTS Grand Champions along with numerous other team and individual awards/accolades- including over half of the team being named All-American dancers.
GRAND CHAMPION TEAM (highest award)
DIAMOND SUPER SWEEPSTAKES (highest possible- all of our routines evaluated scored Diamond adjudications).
BEST HOME ROUTINE (highest point award and judges choice). Choreographed by Macie Moore.
MOST ADMIRED TEAM OF THE DAY
SPIRIT OF ADTS (voted on by the ADTS Staff for impeccable work ethic, perseverance, positivity, and teamwork).
OUTSTANDING PERFORMER- Cpt. Olivia Romero
ALL AMERICAN DANCE COMPANY- Cpt. Olivia Romero & Lt. Zoee Buchanan
ALL AMERICAN DANCERS- Cpt. Olivia Romero, 1st Lt. Addisyn Watts, Lt. Raely Ply, Lt. Marleigh Boyd, Lt. Zoee Buchanan, Bella Houston, Kaylee DeRouen, & Anaiss Torres
JUNIOR ALL AMERICAN- Freshmen Only- Hadley Fults, Avery Hernandez & Landry Theriot
ALL AMERICAN HONORABLE MENTION- Kaylee Brinson, Karli Cooper, Presley Faulkner, Atalyn Hale, & Eisley Stansbury
ALL AMERICAN KICK COMPANY MEMBER- Bella Houston!
The camp is the first for new Strutters director, Chassadi Decker-Cude, but she was not at all surprised when awards were announced. "Team camp is about building a strong connection with your teammates and learning to work together to overcome obstacles and face adversity. The awards are special and I am proud of all they achieved; however, the real prize is growing the team bond and encouraging each other to reach full potential. Mediocrity is not an option- the standard is Excellence and that is what makes the Strutters stand out. The best is yet to come for the 23/24 Strutters and I am excited to showcase all of their hard work this fall and during the spring for competition season."