Bay View Dance Team’s Reign Continues for 7th Year in a Row
By Anna Beaulieu, a Bay View Junior from Warwick, RI
East Providence, RI – On February 26th, the Bay View Academy Dance Team defended their titles, winning first place for two group dances at Universal Dance Association (UDA) New England Dance Championships.
They won first for Jazz and Hip-Hop in the Junior Varsity Division. The jazz number was choreographed by coach Annie Conley (Bristol) and the hip-hop number was choreographed by coach Nicole Duhaime (Swansea).
This is the seventh year in a row that the Bay View Dance Team has won first place for their jazz and hip-hop performances. Dancer Emma Dombrowski (East Providence) says she is “so excited for our next season and our next win!”
Back row, from left: Caitlin Fogerty (West Greenwich), Emma Dombrowski (East Providence), Justice A’Vant (Lincoln), Bryanna Clement (Pawtucket), Tiffany Smith (Warwick), Lauren Pattie (Warren) Middle row, from left: Annie Conley (coach, Bristol), Nicole Duhaime (coach, Swansea) Front row, from left: Tiffany Brooks (Bristol), Jaclyn Levesque (Cranston)
St. Mary Academy – Bay View is an independent Catholic School for girls open to all faiths, Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12, located in East Providence, Rhode Island and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. In existence since 1874, Bay View endeavors to provide a quality education preparing girls and young women for the challenges of the global community. St. Mary Academy – Bay View is a college preparatory school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
About the Sisters of Mercy: The Sisters of Mercy – an international community of Roman Catholic women – dedicate their lives to God through vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service. For more than 180 years, motivated by the Gospel of Jesus and inspired by the spirit of their founder, Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy have responded to the continually changing needs of the time.