The Newton Dance Team is located in Newton, IA. The Newton Pacesetters have provided entertainment for Newton athletic events and have competed at the state level for more than 40 years. Dancing has proved to be a great way for our children to get involved in the community and foster positive self-esteem as well as provide a safe, fun and competitive atmosphere for young people today. Dance team also gives them the opportunity to increase their confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.
PACESETTERS RECEIVE MULTIPLE AWARDS AT NDA DANCE CAMP
The Newton High School Pacesetters attended the NDA Elite Dance Camp July 12 – July 15 at Iowa State University. The Pacesetters received a Superior Rating, the Superior Showmanship Trophy and a Bid to Nationals for their home routine. The team also received a Superior Rating for team dance and 2nd Place Overall. Captains Madison Mann, Megan Van Dalen, Hannah Yeager and Sydney Hook competed in the Circle of Winners for their Team Leader Routine and received a Superior Rating and 2nd Place Overall. The team also received the Technical Growth Award and the NDA spirit stick for their positive attitude and hard work during the week.
The Pacesetters received many individual awards as well. This year the team had three individuals nominated to the All-American Team.Those nominees include: Madison Mann, Megan Van Dalen and Morgann Eide. This year Madison Mann and Morgann Eide were all selected as members of the 2016 NDA All-American Team. Madison Mann also received the Pin It Forward Award for excellence in leadership, team work and hard work.
Throughout the week NDA Staffers look for one individual that excels in Leadership. This is an individual that not only leads her team but is also a leader to everyone at camp. This year senior Captain Madison Mann received the Leadership Award. Madison also received the Pin It Forward Award for excellence in leadership, team work and hard work and also received an invitation to become an NDA Staffer.