Two Henderson County High School dance team members are in London (England) as they prepare to perform in the city’s New Year’s Day Parade.
Olivia Staples and Sylena Smith will represent Varsity Spirit, which is a company affiliated with cheerleading, dance team and band apparel, said a release from Henderson County Schools.
They are scheduled to be in London through Jan. 2, said the release.
Cheerleaders, dancers, and drum majors who are invited to perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade are part of a select group of All-Americans identified at Varsity Spirit summer camps across the country, said the release. The HCHS Colonette dance team attended the National Dance Alliance camp over the summer where they were selected as All-Americans, said the release.
“Olivia and Sylena are both senior members who have put in a lot of time and hard work over the last four years,” said HCHS dance team coach Chelsie Staples. “They are so deserving of this trip and I am honored to be able to experience this with them.”
Since its inaugural parade in 1987, the London New Year’s Day Parade attracts over 10,000 participants from the USA, United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond to delight a street audience of over 500,000 and TV audience, which reaches more than 500 million annually, according to the release.
For more information, visit London New Year’s Day Parade.