American All-Star dance team performs in Paris

American All-Star dance team performs in Paris

By Stephanie Hageman Posted December 17, 2008

The City of Lights, fresh crepes, beautiful Seine River, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral. Eight girls had the chance of experiencing all of these things and much more when they were chosen to travel across the world to Paris, France.

During the beginning of August, the Lowry dance team attended an All-Stars dance camp where a number of the dancers were selected to travel to Paris, France. The following Lowry dance team members were selected: Megan Gardella, Elizabeth Aguilar, Kristen Graham, Brandi Brooks, Melanie Vance, Hayley Noble, Sharissa Stevens, Camille Lyon, Rachael Studebaker and Megan Griggs. Camille Lyon and Rachael Studebaker did not attend the trip. To fundraise for the cost of the trip, 3,000 dollars, the dancers held a Taco Night at Las Margaritas and sold candy and water at parades.

The girls left for a twenty-hour trip to Paris on Saturday the selected dancers performed at Euro Disney, along with 156 girls from Louisiana, New York and Texas. The group toured sites including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and different cathedrals.

“The Eiffel Tower was my favorite,” said Sharissa Stevens. They also took a boat ride, saw the Statue of Liberty, and went shopping.

One of the differences they noticed is that in Paris there are very few cars, the majority of the people ride scooters or bikes.

“They dress really nice there,” said Stevens. “Their food was really good; waffles and crepes were my favorite.”

“Paris was just amazing,” said Elizabeth Aguilar. “Really good experience.”

The group returned on November 28th and even though they missed Thanksgiving they returned with memories that will last a lifetime.

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