BENTON HIGH DANCER TO PERFORM IN LONDON NEW YEAR’S DAY PARADE
Benton High’s Brooke Smith will be making the memory of a lifetime when she travels across the pond to London to dance in the world famous New Year’s Day Parade.
The sophomore is a member of Benton High's Tiger Girls dance line and is one of more than 650 high school cheerleaders, dancers and drum majors from across the U.S. who will represent Varsity Spirit in the parade. The individuals invited to perform qualified for the trip after being selected as an All-American at one of the summer camps hosted by the United Spirit Association (USA), a Varsity Spirit brand.
All-Americans are selected to try out based on superior cheerleading, dancing or band leadership skills at camps across the country. Only the top 12-percent of the more than 325,000 students who attend one of the 5,000 Varsity Spirit brands’ summer camp sessions earn the chance to march in the holiday spectacular.
Brooke Smith, a member of the Benton High School Tiger Girls dance line, will be among parade performers from all over the world. Cheerleaders, dancers, marching bands, acrobats and more will make up the 8,500 performers representing 20 countries worldwide in the 2016 parade.
Established as one of London’s biggest events, the parade is seen by nearly 600-million people around the world. In addition to performing in the parade, All-Americans will celebrate the holidays European-style, with the chance to tour some of London’s most historic sites during their seven-day stay.
“This is the 29th year we’ve been able to bring these talented individuals to London, where they can showcase their skills to a very enthusiastic international audience and explore the rich cultural heritage of this great city,” said Mike Fultz, the International Event Coordinator for Varsity Spirit.
Bossier Schools is excited Brooke will experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and will be cheering her on. What a way to ring in 2016!
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