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Placerita Ballroom team competes


Posted: May 18, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: May 16, 2014 7:58 p.m.

Members of the Placerita Ballroom team competed at the High Desert Dance Classic at Antelope Valley College, placing 1st through 7th in the dance-offs. Courtesy Photo

Congratulations to the Placerita Ballroom team! The team of 19 students competed at the High Desert Dance Classic on March 15 at the Antelope Valley College. The ballroom team consists of the following students:

Fatima Ruiz, Sara Molidor, Erin Woodfin, Nicole Pahuyo, Sydney Illum, Marti Kass, Meredith Maynard, Abby Moreno, Magali Alvarado, Maria Sulaiman, Chloe LaPrairie, Austin Ketterling, Colin Ferry, Angelo Bornn, Jonathan Baltazar, Luke Christensen, Peter Backer, Mason Phillips, and Jasen Castillo.

Students competed in five dance categories which included the Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Salsa, and Lindy. Each category had between 40 and 50 couples competing. All of the Placerita students made it to the quarterfinals, sixteen couples made it to the semifinals and seven couples made it to the finals. The following couples placed:

Marti Kass and Luke Christensen placed 2nd in the Waltz

Sydney Illum and Colin Ferry placed 3rd in the Quickstep

Meredith Maynard and Colin Ferry placed 4th in the Cha Cha

Sydney Illum and Austin Ketterling placed 7th in the Cha Cha

Maria Sulaiman and Colin Ferry placed 3rd in the Lindy

Marti Kass and Angelo Bornn placed 6th in the Lindy

And finally…Maria Sulaiman and Colin Ferry placed 1st in the Salsa

Students danced in one more category called the 'Jack and Jill.' Nicole Pahuyo placed 7th and Maria Sulaiman placed 2nd.

Congratulations to all students who competed. Placerita is proud of you!!


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