Mount Carmel Academy's Rhythm Dance Team recently attended dance camp with Universal Dance Association (UDA) in Hammond at Southeastern Louisiana University. Rhythm competed with their home routine and placed second in small varsity, which qualifies them to compete at UDA Nationals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida in February. The team also received a superior rating on their camp dance evaluations and earned a spirit stick each day for their positive attitude. Sophomore Rachel Berzas, junior Emily Mistretta, and seniors Sarah Gaddy, Sierra Tumminello, and Rowan Lester were named UDA All-American Dancers.
The team is coached by Mrs. Kelly Amstutz and Mrs. Lisa Peters. The team includes Rachel Berzas, Samantha Ricciardo, Ashley Solis, Kaila Kitchen, Kennedy Bissant, Emily Mistretta, Sierra Tumminello, Rowan Lester, Colleen Butler, Hannah Lew, Co-Captain Kele Johnson, and Captain Sarah Gaddy.