The Hartselle Tiger Paws Dance Team is a nationally ranked competition dance team that focuses on Jazz, Kick and Pom Technique. The 2022-2023 team has 10 members comprised of 5 high-school girls and 58 junior-high girls.
This past year, the team received the following awards:
- NDA NATIONALS - 3rd Place in Kick and 5th Place in Pom
- DTU Regionals - 1st place in pom and 1st place in Kick
- NDA Regionals - 1st place in Pom and 1st place in Kick
- UDA Regionals - 1st place in Pom and 2nd place in Kick
The team attended UDA Summer Camp in July, 2022 at University of Alabama at Huntsville. Each team member learned 2 dance routines and mastered technical skills. The team also learned a performance routine where they received a superior rating for their performance. The dancers were evaluated on their individual routines and received a Superior Rating/Perfect Score, qualifying them for the National Dance Team Championships (NDTC). The team also received a Superior Rating/4th Place in the Home Routine competition. Lastly, the Tiger Paws received the 110% award, the highest award given at UDA Camp.
Five members were selected as UDA All-Americans; Emma Buckley, Stella Phillips, Caroline Phillips, Kaitlyn Moore and Sarah Westbrook.
This year the team will compete in Regional, State and National competitions.
The dancers perform at many events throughout the year, including:
- High School Pep-Rallies
- Football Games
- Basketball Games
- Talent Shows/Fine Arts Events
- Community Events
- Regional, State, and National Competitions
We love performing for our community and supporting our Hartselle Tigers!