Over 160 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 Rochelle Mapes and performed at the Directors’ Banquet.

They also attended various dance workshops throughout the four-day convention as did their directors. A TDEA scholarship committee chose Victoria Scott, Hardin Jefferson High School All State Recipient, as one of six finalists out of seventy applicants to receive a $2,000 college scholarship.

Representation of the Golden Triangle included Crystal Knabeschuh – Beaumont West Brook Stars and her Director Tisha Smith; Nicole Encalade – Bridge City Strutters and her Director Cathy Riley; Victoria Scott – Hardin Jefferson High School Starlettes and her Director Meredith Love; Alaina Cole – Nederland High School Westernaires and her Director Laura Kendrick; Lauren Knebodeaux – Silsbee High School Tigerettes and her Directors Jenny Chandler and Cynthia Chandler; and Christen Kennon – Vidor High School Brigadettes and her Director Ginger Faul.