The Varsity Poms team competed in Orlando, Florida this weekend in the small jazz and Pom divisions. The team finished in the semi finals for Pom and for the second time in history, advanced to finals in the jazz division. Out of 88 teams in the jazz division, the Valor poms earned their spot among the top teams in the nation. The dancers have been training and perfecting choreography for the past three months with the goal of making finals at UDA nationals. The team exceeded their goal when they not only made finals but took 7th place among the final 24 finalists on Sunday.
After competing for two days in prelims and semis, the dancers took the stage on Sunday to give it their all in the final round. The pressure was off and the 12 dancers of the Varsity poms team left it all on the floor. The dancers had an opportunity to dance to glorify God on a nationals stage with family and friends celebrating all of the blessings of an unforgettable season.
Senior and captain Hannah Falls explains “I wouldn’t have wanted to take that finals floor with any other 11 girls. I’m beyond proud of every single one of my sisters and can’t thank each of them enough for giving and sharing an unforgettable season with me. We did it, team. We made history. 7th in the nation. I love my family and will miss you guys so much. Thank you for giving me memories that will last a lifetime.” Hannah has led the team with fellow senior and captain, Kelsey Spelts. Both dancers have poured their hearts into the poms program since their freshmen year.
Kelsey Spelts states that “this journey the past four years has been absolutely incredible. From not making semifinals my freshman year to becoming 7th in the nation my senior year. I am so proud to be on this team with my eleven beautiful teammates that have become my true sisters. I am beyond proud to see our hard work pay off in the best way possible. I want to thank our amazing parents, coaches, and the Valor community for the support. What an amazing year.”