The Gulliver Sundancers are off to a wonderful start this year! They attended the American Dance Association Dance Camp at Barry University, training with master teachers and learning new choreography. Team members took dance classes in jazz, lyrical, modern and hip-hop. Participants were judged throughout the camp and received ribbons in recognition of their hard work and talent. Our Sundancers received one Powerful Performer ribbon, six Awesome Attitude ribbons and two Most Improved ribbons. The camp culminated with adjudicated performances of the dances learned throughout their time at camp. The Sundancers' hard work paid off, earning them 17 Superior ribbons, a Sweepstakes Award for the collective points earned for individual performances and a trophy recognizing their overall excellent performance in the camp dance. Special congratulations are due to Brooke Bailey '16, who received the Dancing Star Medal in recognition of her outstanding performances.
Meanwhile, the Sundancer officers, Captain Morgan Furnari '15, Co-Captain Cristy Ruiz '15, Officer Monique Martinez '16 and Officer Nati Zunjuic '16, attended the American Dance Alliance Leadership Camp in Miami Lakes. This camp focused on developing teaching and communication skills, which will help the participants be successful officers. The camp also challenged the officers with advanced choreography in a fast-paced learning environment, in addition to having them choreograph their own dance as a group. They were very proud to receive the Outstanding Leadership Award, acknowledging their productivity and cohesion as a group during the camp, and the Outstanding Technique Award for outstanding technical excellence. They also received a Sweepstakes Award for the collective points earned for individual performances. In addition, Morgan received a Dancing Star Medal in recognition of her outstanding performances.
"This year will be filled with excitement as the Sundancers continue to strive for excellence in each and every performance!" says Gulliver Prep's dance director, Gerri Barreras.
Congratulations to the Sundancers, the families and Gerri Barreras on all their dedication and hard work to make the dance team a success!