The Texas Dance Educators Association has accepted an invitation from the Texas State Society to perform at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Gala in Washington D.C. on Jan. 19, 2017. The 2017 Ball promises to live up to its spectacular reputation as the “hottest ticket in town” during Inauguration weekend, and far exceed expectations. The ball will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the banks of the Potomac River. This facility is the largest and most elegant facility in the entire DC metropolitan area. Guests will include Texas state officials, dignitaries and thousands of special visitors from all over the United States.

Twenty-five all-state members will be performing at this prestigious event. Senior Colonel Reagan Graves from Kingwood Park High School’s Silver Star Dance Team and Senior Captain Kelci Beach from Atascocita High School’s Patriette Dance Team have been selected as participants and will be representing Humble ISD. The director for the Silver Star Dance Team is Cyndi Vaughn and Carlee Kennedy directs the Patriette Dance Team; they both will attend this prestigious trip. Performers will learn a piece choreographed by Eve Robinson, director of the Alvin High School Jacketters. The piece will be performed at several venues and times during the ball. Performers will be wearing their school’s traditional dance team uniform with a sash representing their hometown. While in Washington D.C., the All-State members will be visiting the National Mall, Smithsonian Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, historical landmarks and enjoy a night tour of the city.

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