32nd Annual Seton Invitational

We are excited to welcome everyone back to Seton for our annual competition on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

2024 Competition Info. Packet
Seton Gym/Commons Layout

RESULTS

2024 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2024 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet, Trio & Ensemble

PERFORMANCE ORDER

2024 Seton Competition Performance Order (FINAL)

REGISTRATION

Registration is now CLOSED!!!!

PERFORMANCE ENTRY FEES

 

Early Pricing
Before Oct. 15

On Time Pricing
Oct. 15 – Nov. 30
Late Pricing
Dec. 1 – Jan. 2
1st Team Routine$190$215$240
2nd Team Routine$150$170$190
Each Additional Team Routine$100$100$100
Solo$55$70$85
Duet$85$100$115
Ensemble (3-6 dancers)$105$120$135
Special NeedsNo ChargeNo ChargeNo Charge

It is very unlikely we would ever cancel due to weather. Our event will continue on as planned….rain, shine or snow!

NOTE: Registration fees are due immediately upon online registration submission and non-refundable after December 1, 2023 unless cancellation occurs by Seton High School.

MEDICAL/MEDIA RELEASE FORM

2024 Medical/Media Release Form

SPECTATOR ADMISSION FEES

General Admission – $10
Students & Seniors – $8
  ** 2 and under FREE – must sit on parent/guardian lap

SCORE SHEETS

Team Routine Sheet

Novice Team Evaluation Sheet

Team Penalty Sheet {including safety rules}

Game Day Sheets {we will follow UDA Game Day Rules for this division and use their score sheets}

Solo, Duet and Ensemble Sheet

JUDGE BIO’S

Judges bio’s will be posted as they are confirmed/received.

THERESA CHIODI

Theresa continues to be passionate about the arts, and holds a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Currently she is working as a freelance designer for Varsity Spirit Fashions and continues to paint as she travels in Andiamo (her RV camper van) along with her husband Tim and fur baby Siggy.

 

KAMI FLEMING grew up dancing in Cincinnati at Emerge Dance Academy. She was a 4 year varsity cheerleader at Oak Hills High School where she graduated from in 2018. From 2018-2022 she danced on the University of Cincinnati Dance Team where she traveled to Orlando to compete at UDA Nationals each year. The team danced for the UC football team and travel to Maryland in 2018 for the Military Bowl, Alabama in 2020 for the Birmingham Bowl and to Texas in 2021 for the Cotton Bowl. Kami was awarded Rookie of the Year in 2019 and was named a Bearcat Strong Representative for the team in 2021. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in April of 2022 with her Bachelors in Biology. She then cheered for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2022-2023 where she cheered at each home football game. Now, Kami is in her second year of Pharmacy school at James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. She works as a pharmacy intern at Mercy Health Hospital and teaches dance at Emerge Dance Academy.

 

KILEY GARLAND has been dancing since she was 2 years old in Reno, NV. Kiley has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, point, and lyrical. Kiley has been trained by names such as Gina Hernandez, Eddie Garcia, Terry Beeman, Twitch, and so many more through her studios, conventions, and workshops. She has taught dance since she was 14 and choreographed since the age of 10. She has a passion for dance and adores to share that with the anyone who will listen. Kiley has coached and choreographed award winning routines for high school dance teams, all star competitive cheer teams, as well as for
competitive studios. Kiley has sustained many injuries, and seen her fellow dancers and students suffer through many more. Because of this Kiley chose to expand her knowledge in preventing injuries by understanding the human body and passing that knowledge along to her students. Kiley now lives in Cincinnati, OH with her 14 year old daughter as a firefighter/paramedic.

 

HEATHER HOLLIDAY is a resident of London, KY and she began her dance career at 8 years old and then started teaching and doing choreography at age 14. Heather has trained in all areas of dance including classical ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop and contemporary. 

Heather began her training at the Gail Fredrick School of Dance in Corbin, KY. She spent the summer of 1988 at the Enid Knapp Botsford School of Dance where she got to train under the supervision of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Heather competed in the regional and national Stars of Tomorrow competition where she placed 2nd in the nation at age 14 in ballet solo.  Heather joined the London School of Dance in 1990 where she trained under amazing instructors including Jan Hurst, Jennique Wolfe and Linda Miller Hathaway. At age 16 she was recruited by a talent scout and invited to Dance at the 1994 Opening Ceremonies of the Goodwill Games held in St. Petersburg, Russia. One of Heather’s favorite accolades was In 1992 when she was 1 or 16 dancers selected out of the state of Kentucky to attend The Kentucky Governors School for the Arts in the form of dance. Heather began to travel all over the country to study with instructors such as Gus Giordano and Luigi. In 1995-96, Heather played the roles in traveling productions of Fame and Grease. Heather began dancing with the Lexington Ballet in 1996-1998.   

In 1999 Heather began teaching and choreographing full time. She spent 10 years running her own studio until she retired it 2022. She ended the studio with 14 National Titles, 3 World Titles, and 1 Summit World Title. She is a credentialed judge for the Universal Dance Association and Varsity All Star and  has been honored to judge The National and World Competitions for UDA.

 

MIRANDA HOPGOOD is a 2020 graduate from the University of West Virginia where she received a Masters in Science Degree in Sports Management and Marketing. She is also a 2015 graduate from the University of Missouri where she received her Masters in Education with a Psychology, Counseling focus and a 2012 graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she received a Bachelors Degree in Dance Education. She was a four-year member of the Bowling Green State University Dance Team, where she received honors as Rookie of the Year, Leadership Award and Best dancer of the Year. She has competed at a National Level with UDA (Universal Dance Association) and has been a certified judge for UDA for the past 10 years. She is a master instructor for the Ohio Dance Festival. With Miranda’s strong technical dance and cheerleading background she has had the opportunity to judge many local and national dance competitions, cheerleading competitions, and tryouts. Miranda has danced for many years in the areas of Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern. She competed all across the United States winning numerous National Titles and Overall Awards. Miranda has had the opportunity to study with the Mia Michaels, Paula Abdul, Wade Robson, Lori Ann Gibson, and many others. Miranda taught for the past 10 years at The Beat Dance Company and at Toledo School for the Arts. Miranda was also the Head Coach of the Bowling Green State University Dance Team from 2012-2022 and is currently the Spirit Coordinator/Head Dance Team Coach at Mount St Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH.

 

MELISSA KIDD is a Cincinnati native and the owner of Dance Technician, a private training facility that uses Pilates, aerial yoga and other unique avenues to improve dancers’ technical base.  She has trained under the Cincinnati Ballet and New York City Ballet as well as under prestigious names such as Finis Jhung and Savion Glover. Miss Kidd danced with and trained under Manhattan Dance Project its first year of inception and choreographed for and danced on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Her choreography has been featured on ESPN and Fox Sports Network as well as in Disney parks and Hallmark movies. 

With over 20 years of experience in the dance industry as an instructor Melissa holds many certifications including certifications in early childhood dance education, Pilates, dancer safety and yoga. Melissa has also served as a USASF legality official and judge for over 7 years and has judged events such as NDA/UDA High School Nationals, College Nationals, many regional all star and school dance events across the country, and has been a part of The Dance Worlds as a Legality Official and on the Contemporary/Lyrical panel since 2016.

 

SAMANTHA PENDERGRASS is currently enrolled as a full time student at the university of Cincinnati graduating in the spring of 2025 with a surgical tech degree. During her 16 years of dancing and the 10 years she spent at Midwest Elite Dance Center she has won over 10 national championships, multiple entertainment and choreography awards for pieces Home Alone, Grease, Hairspray, Anne. She assisted for 6 years traveling with her studio owner, assisted the amazing faculty at REVEL dance convention, and was signed through a talent agency for acting. Samantha’s is very versatile in dance knowledge focusing on Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre. By the age of 16 she was given the opportunity to become a full time dance instructor at Midwest. Since then she has been teaching competition choreography and technique as well as rec dance and tumbling classes.

 

 

BRITTANY SMITH RASH is from Swansea, IL and has been dancing since the age of three, studying ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, and musical theater at studios in and around the St. Louis area. In high school, she was Varsity Lancer Dancer at Belleville East High School, where she won a state jazz dance title in 2008. Brittany went on to attend the University of Kentucky, where she was a 4 year member of the University of Kentucky Dance Team. After undergrad, Brittany continued dancing as part of the Universal Dance Association Instructional Staff. In 2016, Brittany graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She resides in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, Brandon, and daughter, Sloane, where she works as a clinical pharmacist at UK Healthcare and remains engaged in the dance community as a consultant with local dance teams and judging local, regional, and national events.

 

KRISTEN RATLIFF is from Russell, KY and has been dancing since she was three years old. She has studied in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theater. She began her dance career at TJS dance studio and later became of member of the national award winning Russell High School dance team. Kristen then went on to attend the University of Kentucky where she studied kinesiology and became a member of the University of Kentucky Dance Team for 4 years. During her time at UK, Kristen and the dance team were selected to represent as team USA in pom and hip hop at the 2017 ICU worlds competition receiving silver medals. After dancing in college, Kristen attended Shawnee State University to receive her Masters in Occupational Therapy and began coaching Russell Middle School Dance Team that soon became 4x national champions. She also started teaching dance at River Cities Performance Academy in Greenup, KY where she continues to instruct and choreograph today. Kristen resides in Ashland, KY with her husband Taylor and their two cats Simon and Minka.

 

STEVEN THORNTON is a Kentucky native who studied and danced for the University of Kentucky from 2000-2004. While at UK Steven was accepted into the National Dance Alliance which kicked his choreography and coaching career into high gear. Within this network and with his varying professionals experiences Steven later joined Peak Athletics in Denver, Colorado as Dance Director and Head Coach. He held this position for the last 9 years and just recently relocated back to the Cincinnati area. Throughout his career he’s been fortunate to achieve titles both regionally and nationally in both choreography and coaching. “I’m always humbled by the opportunity to share my passion and creativity with any dancer along their journey.” ~ Steven

 

 

BRANDI TUCKER grew up in central IL dancing with Art In Motion Dance Studio on the competitive team. She spent her weekends traveling to conventions and workshops across the Midwest. Once she graduated high school, she went to Louisiana State University where she was a member of the LSU Tiger Girls Dance Team. After graduating from LSU with a degree in Physical Therapy, she started traveling across the US teaching and choreographing for studios and dance teams. She has since formed her own choreography company called BTUCK Choreography, LLC where she and a team of choreographers work with studios, high school, college and all star dance teams. Since the beginning of her choreography career, she has taken home 11 National Championship titles, 4 NDA Innovative Choreography Awards, and 2 DTU Battle Cups. Her choreography has won numerous overalls and special awards throughout the years. She has a passion for teaching and loves nothing more than sharing that love for dance with the next generation. 

 

FUTURE EVENT DATES

2024/2025 Season – Saturday, January 11, 2025
2025/2026 Season – Saturday, January 10, 2026

** Above date(s) are subject to change.

PRIOR YEARS RESULTS

2024 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2024 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet, Trio & Ensemble

2023 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2023 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2022 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2022 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2021 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2020 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2020 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2019 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2019 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2018 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2018 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2017 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2017 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2016 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2016 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet, Ensemble & Special Needs

2015 Seton Invitational Results – Team

2015 Seton Invitational Results – Solo, Duet & Ensemble

2014 Seton Invitational Results – All