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SPX DORADOS DANCE TEAM
 

SPX Dance Team, Dorados

TEAM MOTTO:  ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR

2017 5A STATE DANCE COMPETITION RUNNER-UP TEAM!

 

The St. Pius X Dorados Dance Team has garnered many awards, including second place in the 2017 5A NMAA State Spirit Competition, third place in the 2015 5A NMAA State Spirit Competition, and third place in the 2009 4A NMAA State Spirit Competition.   At UDA summer dance camp in July 2017, the Dorados took 1st place in the High School Varsity Home Routine Competition and eight Dorados were named Universal Dance Association All Americans and were invited to perform in London on New Year's Day 2017.  Additionally, the Dorados were awarded the Leadership Award as voted on by all the teams attending the camp!

While the team wins many awards, our emphasis is on performing for SPX!

The team, composed of young ladies from grades 9-12, performs at all home varsity football, women’s basketball, and men’s basketball games. The Dorados also dance at pep rallies, the Homecoming Parade, Hispanic Heritage Night, and at other SPX community events. Every December, the team puts on a huge Christmas Show.  This year our show will be on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7pm in the SPX Gym.  We would love to see you there!

The Dorados live by the creed “be involved” and the team tries to be involved in as many SPX events and activities as possible.  They also support all other teams at the school by attending games and competitions as well as by providing Sartan Spirit gifts to all other athletes.

In 2019 (next school year), the Dorados will be traveling to Orlando, Florida to compete in the National Dance Team Championships.  We are already working hard to raise the money to do this and would love and appreciate your support.  To donate to or sponsor the Dorados’ Nationals trip, please email Coach Gina Rightley.

POM, JAZZ, LYRICAL, HIP HOP AND MORE

The coaches strive to give the dancers a well-rounded experience by exposing them to many different dance forms (pom, drill, jazz, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, lyrical, etc.) and many different choreographers.

DORADO ACADEMICS

The Dorados routinely have approximately 80% or more of our team on the SPX Honor Roll.  We have our own Honor Society called Sigma Delta, that is only for students who make First or Second Honors while on the team.  On the Dorados, academics come FIRST!

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Our team motto is "Attitude of Gratitude."  The Dorados believe in looking outward to the community around us rather than inward at ourselves.  Every year we make blankets for the UNM Hospital Pediatric Oncology Unit.  We work at many SPX community events and take part in numerous other Catholic, city, and service events.  The Dorados also participate in fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

TEAM SPIRIT, FRIENDSHIP AND VALUES

The team promotes and upholds school spirit, represents the highest standards of SPX, sets an example of good behavior at all times, whether in uniform or not, in class, at games, and at all school functions, and promotes friendship and team spirit between the members of the team.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DORADOS

Please follow the Dorados on Instagram @spx_dorados

You can view our team videos and photos at spxdorados.smugmug.com

For more information on the team, please email Coach Gina Rightley.

COACHING STAFF

Gina Rightley (SPX Class of 1981)

Marissa Avila (SPX Class of 2011)

SPX Dance Team, Dorados

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