Over 170 All-State dancers and their dance/drill team directors attended the annual Texas Dance Educators Association convention held recently at the Houston Marriott Westchase. 

The dancers learned choreography from T. J. Maples, director of Stephen F. Austin University Pom Squad, and performed at the Directors’ Banquet.  They also attended various dance workshops throughout the four-day convention as did their directors.

Representation of the Golden Triangle included Joy Alexander – Beaumont West Brook Stars and her Director Tisha Smith; Sydney Shepherd – Bridge City Strutters and her Director Cathy Riley; Callie Macon – Nederland High School Westernaires and her Director Laura Kendrick; Whitney Hayes – Silsbee High School Tigerettes and her Director Jenny Chandler; and Amanda Thibodeaux – Vidor High School Brigadettes and her Director Ginger Faul.