Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dance team summer update

Varsity and JV Dance ready to leave for camp!

The Rosary Dance Team attended two camps over the summer, including the elite dance camp sponsored by the Universal Dance Association. Held over a five-day period at the University of San Diego, this challenging camp is for competitive teams that consistently receive top level scores at previous camps. Dance teams from throughout the country hoping to compete at the national level are evaluated both as teams and as individuals, and receive scores based upon performance and technique.

Varsity dance with their coach

This year, once again, Rosary Dance received high scores for their camp qualifier routine - the first step towards making the finals at this year's National Dance Team Championships to be held in February in Orlando, Florida.

Katie and Vania, Dance Team captains, with their trophies

- Submitted by Katie Russell, Dance Team Captain

Monday, August 6, 2012

Yearbook camp

The staff poses in their "YERD" spirit shirts at YearbookTech.

Covering a school year is a full-time job for the new 2013 "Reflections" yearbook staff. This summer they attended the YearbookTech design workshop held on the campus of Cathedral Catholic HS in Del Mar. This three-day camp introduces new staff to the tricks of the trade and allows returning students the chance to be leaders and keep up on current design trends. The staff was greeted by former "Reflections" Editor-in-Chief Katie Bellows ('08) who was the senior student leader at the workshop! 

While no formal awards were part of this year's format, the enthusiastic Royals won the Spirit competition by "rapping" their introductions and dressing in (mostly) authentic 70's garb to match the workshop's theme, "My Generation". More important, they worked hard to demonstrate their theme ideas and create templates to guide the process this fall. Congratulations to the whole staff for their dedication!

Staffers rock their Macbooks during an intense work session.
- Submitted by Mr. Dave Lyons, Yearbook Adviser