Psyche Hip-Hop dance team successful on road |

Psyche Hip-Hop dance team successful on road

Provided to the SunThe Psyche Hip-Hop dance team, front row from left to right, is Lauren Wilson, Aly Raymer and Gil Cuevas. In the back tow from left to right is Alyssa Ballard-Reisch, Javier Espinoza, Stefan Ballard-Reisch, hip-hop director Darnell Carroll and studio director Teri Mckinney.

The Truckee-based Psyche Hip-Hop dance team ” part of the T-n-T program ” had success in two recent dance competitions, and is preparing for another event this week.

First was the Athletic Championship Nationals in San Mateo, Calif., from Jan. 19-21, where the Psyche team won the National Title of Senior Hip-Hop Division Champions competing against seven other squads.

In the same competition, the Psyche team brought home the “Grand Champions Award” for having the highest score among all the dance divisions.

Most recently, the Psyche Hip-Hop dance team traveled to Sacramento on Feb. 4 to compete in its first dance competition company ” Spotlight Dance Cup. The Psyche team, which performed among more than 100 routines on the day, took home the Ruby Award for placing third.

Next up, the Psyche team travels to the Sacramento Convention Center to compete in the UCA/UDA Nor-Cal Championship on Feb. 17. Competing will be senior team soloists Lauren Wilson of Incline High, Aly Raymer of North Tahoe High and Javier Espinoza from Truckee High. The youngest soloist is Tristyn Olvera of Truckee Elementary.

Five new dancers have joined T-n-T: Senior Jessica Bohner, adult team member Jami Kinsley, and K-5 hip-hop competition team members Tristyn Olvera, Ashley Arvizu and Brynn Reinkens.

T-N-T accepts new members year-round, with the gym offering pre-tumbling, tumbling and dance classes to ages 1 and older. The T-N-T gym also offers birthday parties teaching dance and tumbling or both, and will rent out the building to teams that need a place to practice or to instructors. Call 587-8326 for more info.

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