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VHHS Rebelettes earn another top-ten finish at nationals



March 7, 2019 -- The Vestavia Hills High School Rebelette competitive dance team has a tradition of excellence that goes back decades. The 2018/2019 squad followed in the footsteps of their predecessors by placing 7th at the NDA National High School Dance Championship in late February at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. Over fifteen hundred dancers and one hundred high school dance teams from around the U.S. took part in the three-day competition.

The first two days of the competition saw Vestavia separate itself from the field during the preliminaries. Two excellent performances gave them a berth into the finals. Sunday’s national team performance championship final pitted schools from ten states spanning the country.

Despite the intense pressure of performing on the national stage, Vestavia turned in one of its best performances of the year and placed seventh nationally in the team performance division. The Rebelette team has placed in the top ten in the nation for fifteen consecutive years. Their dominance is all the more remarkable given they compete every year against high school teams from some of the largest states in the nation include California, New York, Florida, and Texas. Many of the teams at the competition come from prestigious, award winning arts focused high schools.

Vestavia fields both a JV squad consisting of freshmen and sophomores and a varsity squad consisting of juniors and seniors. Vestavia’s tradition of excellence seems secure for many years to come with first place performances in jazz by the junior varsity squad in the NDA Nashville Classic and second place at the NDA Alabama Championship.

In preparation for NDA Nationals in Orlando, the varsity squad earned a first-place finish at the NDA Nashville Classic in both jazz and team dance. They also took first-place in jazz and team dance at the NDA Alabama Championship as well as winning the Innovative Choreography Award. 

The team looks to build on their foundation of success when they hold tryouts for the 2019/2020 squad on April 5th.


  • Faith Lenhart coach
  • Morgan Anthony
  • Ashlynn Bara
  • Audrye Carpenter
  • Sarah Grace Hays
  • Lauren Ann Holmes
  • Mary Hanlon Hunton
  • Olivia Macoy
  • Mary Prickett
  • Kate Richardson
  • Riley Richardson
  • Maddie Robison
  • Hayden Speegle
  • Camryn Vivien
  • Abigail White

JUNIOR Varsity Rebelettes

  • Charity Jones Coach
  • Olivia Hunter
  • Abbie Stockard
  • Skylar Holladay
  • Luisa Horta
  • Anna Bochnak
  • Maggie Evans
  • Margaret Ann Green
  • Callan Elkins
  • Emma Kerby
  • Gracie Watson
  • Maimie Livingston
  • Anna Ridgway
  • Amelia Johnston
  • Merritt Flynn
  • Chloe Hoogland
  • Sarah Camille Rutherford
  • Maddie Maners
  • Ella Harper
  • Morgan Robison
  • Riley Early
  • Louise Fulkerson
  • Marie Duncan

-- Submitted by VHHS parent Darin White