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Saugus continues winning ways

Competition: Award-winning Saugus High team soars

Posted: February 13, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: February 13, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Saugus Dance Team at Miss Dance Drill California competition. Front, left to right: Nicole Callas, Allison Lutes, Jessica Breneman, Victoria Friedman, Courtney Robbins, Tamara Sosa, Roxy Haserjian. Second row: team adviser Bridget Groller, Tiffany Mazzuca, Megan Stokes, Ali Naranjo, Camille Jones, Torey Itaya, Ian Waschak. Third row: Katie Lin, ...

The Saugus High School Dance Team opened its 2011 season with an outstanding performance at the Miss Dance Drill Team California competition held Jan. 14-15 in Irvine.

Led by adviser, Bridget Groller, the team received three first-place and three second-place awards for its group dances. 

Winning first place were the team’s Novelty and Large Lyrical numbers, both of which took risks by including ambitious props, as well as the Large Jazz Number. The Large Lyrical piece was also celebrated for being the high point winner of
the competition.

In addition to the group successes, many of the dancers performed solos and duets, resulting in an impressive total of 11 trophies. 

First-place trophies went to Senior Captain Jessica Breneman, sophomores Ian Waschak and Brittany Dubron and freshman Monica Bowcott. 

Second-place awards went to Ali Naranjo and Roxy Haserjian for their solos as well as Waschak and Haserjian for their duet.

Breneman and Dubron were also high point winners for their respective grade levels and Waschak was the male high point winner of the competition.

Saugus Dance also competed at a USA Regional competition on Feb. 5  in Riverside, bringing home four first place and two third place trophies. 

Solo dancers Haserjian, Taylor Friedman and Megan Stokes all placed in the top five. 

The Saugus Dance also was scheduled to compete at the West Coast Elite Competition on Feb. 12.

The team will host a competition at Saugus High School on Feb. 26. All SCV high school dance teams are scheduled to participate.  The public is invited to attend.

Among the members of the Saugus Dance Team are Co-captain Nicole Callas, Allison Lutes, team captain Jessica Breneman, Victoria Friedman, Co-captain Courtney Robbins, Tamara Sosa, Haserjian, Tiffany Mazzuca, Megan Stokes, Naranjo, Camille Jones, Torey Itaya, Waschak, Katie Lin, Lauren Schreiner, Taylor Harrington, Haley Slaten, Dubron, Jenny Gross, Taylor Friedman, Meagan Foertsch, Monica Bowcott and Nick Muller.


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