FDA dancers selected for Thanksgiving tour

Published 1:27 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Four Fort Dale Academy eighth grade dancers will have the opportunity of a lifetime.

The dancers – Lauren Kendrick, Marley Thomas, Aaralyn Cowles and Alyssa Johnson will represent Varsity Spirit in Orando for the 2020 Thanksgiving Tour at the Universal Orlando Resort.

The girls will join cheerleaders and dancers from across the country, who were invited to perform as part of a select group chosen as All-Americans during Varsity Spirit summer camps across the country. All-Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills at camps operated by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), National Dance Alliance (NDA), United Spirit Association (USA) or Urban Cheerleading Experience (UCE).

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Only the top 12 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers from Varsity Spirit camps earn the chance to participate in a performance of this caliber. 

Lauren, Marley, Aaralyn and Alyssa will perform with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans in a one-of-a-kind performance at the Universal Orlando Resort on Thanksgiving Day. Besides enjoying a sunny trip to Orlando, All-Americans will have the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across the nation and enjoy a magical holiday season at the Universal Orlando Resort parks.

Kendrick is the daughter of Greg and Heather Kendrick; Thomas is the daughter of Chris and Tiffany Thomas; Cowles is the daughter of Aaron and Malicia Cowles; and, Johnson is the daughter of Jeremy Johnson and Brandi Peavy.