The Hartselle Tiger Paws Dance Team is a Nationally ranked competition dance team that focuses on Jazz, Kick and Pom Technique. The 2020-2021 team has 10 members comprised of 8 high-school girls and 2 junior-high girls.
This past year the team received the following awards:
- Regional - 1st place in Kick, Pom and Jazz - NDA Nashville, 1st place in Kick and Pom and 2nd place in Jazz - DTU Regionals
- State - 1st place in Kick and Pom and 2nd place in Jazz - UDA State & NDA State
- Nationals - 4th place in Kick, 5th Place in Pom, and 6th Place in Jazz at DTU Nationals
The team attended UDA Summer Home Camp in July, 2020. Each team member learned 4 dance routines. The dancers were evaluated on their individual routines and received a Superior Rating/Perfect Score qualifying them for the National Dance Team Championships (NDTC). Seven members were selected as UDA All-American; Julya McMinemon, Gabi McGuire, Payton Preuitt, Maggie Guyse, Olivia Counts, Emma Buckley and Kayleen Coggin. Olivia Counts was named Drill Down Queen.
This year the team will compete in Regional and State competitions.
The dancers perform at many events throughout the year including:
- High School Pep-Rallies
- Football Games
- Basketball Games
- Talent Shows/Fine Art Events
- Community Events
- Regional, State, and National Competitions
We love performing for our community and supporting our Hartselle Tigers!