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Local dance team tops in the region

The Gold Attitude Dance & Poms Team was named the 2013 Junior Lyrical Division Champions at the UDA Milwaukee Regional Championship held Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Pictured are, (from left), Lexie Leuzinger and Madelynn Kelley, (in front), Tanya Cuske, (behind), Leela Gilchrist, Megan Paquette, Jordan Levene and Ben Lipinski, (holding banner), Team Captain, Lizzy Balsiger (opposite side holding banner), Julia Kolton, Gwen Lipinski and Tamara Ulalisa. Holding trophies in front of banner are Junior Captains, Meghan Rabehl and Nicole Farley.

The Gold Attitude Dance & Poms Team was named the 2013 Junior Lyrical Division Champions at the UDA Milwaukee Regional Championship held Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Pictured are, (from left), Lexie Leuzinger and Madelynn Kelley, (in front), Tanya Cuske, (behind), Leela Gilchrist, Megan Paquette, Jordan Levene and Ben Lipinski, (holding banner), Team Captain, Lizzy Balsiger (opposite side holding banner), Julia Kolton, Gwen Lipinski and Tamara Ulalisa. Holding trophies in front of banner are Junior Captains, Meghan Rabehl and Nicole Farley.

Dec. 10, 2013

The Gold Attitude Dance & Poms Team was named the 2013 Junior Lyrical Division Champions at the UDA Milwaukee Regional Championship held Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.

Gold Attitude also placed sixth in Poms.

UDA (Universal Dance Association) is a USASF accredited, national dance competition organization that is part of the Varsity brand. Winning a division at a UDA competition is a high honor for a team that is only in its second year of existence.

The 13 team members attend fifth through eighth grade in the Waukesha School District. Two members, Meghan Rabehl and Nicole Farley, recently participated in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade with the Universal Dance Association, (UDA) Junior All-American Dancers. The girls were selected among around 40 that tried out for the group that was in the parade.

Gold Attitude Director and Choreographer Kim Gilchrist created Gold Attitude Dance & Poms Team after a similar program at Horning Middle School was cut. She said she's proud of the enthusiasm and drive of the team that is just entering its second year.

The team will host a PeeWee Poms Clinic fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Banting Elementary gym, 2019 Butler Drive. Waukesha School District students in grades K5 through fifth grade are invited. Clinic includes a two-hour practice with the Gold Attitude team to learn a "sideline" routine, T-shirt, set of poms, snack and performance for family and friends. Visit goldattitudewi.wix.com/home

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