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DMS Dance Team Recognized for Earning Division 1 Rating at DEAL

Decker Middle School's Dance Team was honored before Monday's Board of Trustees Meeting. 
 
The Ravens recently received a Division 1 Rating at the Dance Educators Assessment of Learning (DEAL) competition. What makes the milestone even more impressive is that this is their first year as a full-time dance program and have already struck gold. The rigorous requirements are the same as those for high school students.
 
DEAL is a 4 part assessment that consists of:
1.Students and teachers learn level appropriate technique-based choreography from the DEAL Instructing Choreographer.
2. Teachers work with their students to memorize and perform to their best ability.
3. Students present the practiced combination to the Adjudicators without their teacher.
4. Students and teachers receive written/oral Adjudicator feedback on all sections immediately following the assessment. 
 
The Raven Dance Team is made up of:

Ximena Arredondo-Ordaz

Myrakel Birdow

Yadira Hernandez

Khanh Ho

Valencia Johnson

Citlali Mata Hernandez

Sierra McIntyre

Ximena Mireles-Amezcua

Mackenzie Montgomery

Ashley Sanchez

Grace Sandy

La'Tieya Thompson

A'mayiah Tollefson

Aileh Villapando

Alaena Williams

Mohneesha Washington-Teacher
 
Congratulations to the Raven Dance Team!
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