Athletes from the Legendary Athletics and the Longwood, Florida area will comprise the US National Junior Team Hip Hop Team for third consecutive year.
Bartlett, Tenn., January 25, 2019 – USA Cheer has announced the coaching staff and region that will represent the United States in the Junior Team Hip Hop division at the 2019 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships, which takes place April 24 – 26, 2019 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resorts.
Legendary Athletics of Longwood, Florida, have been chosen to compete in the Junior Team Hip Hop division for their third consecutive year. They successfully brought home the Gold in 2017 and 2018 from the ICU World Cheerleading Championship. In addition, all 13 of the teams at Legendary Athletics had an undefeated competitive season in 2018. Dana Evancoe will be the head coach for the US National Junior Team Hip Hop team, fielding a team of 12 – 16 year old athletes.
“We are thrilled to have Dana and Legendary Athletics back for the ICU Junior World Championships. Each year, I am more amazed at what their athletes are capable of – they have a way of keeping the audience engaged, pushing the limits on tricks, and leaving a lasting impression,” says Stacy Shelton, Director of Dance for USA Cheer. “Dana understands the work it takes to be successful, which is evident in her coaching style and in the choreography she creates. I can’t wait for everyone to see them in Orlando!”
“It is an absolute honor to be chosen as the US National Junior Hip Hop team for the 3rd year in a row! Legendary Athletics is humbled to have this experience again, and we do not take this lightly,” says Evancoe. “We are ready to step up our game and make this year’s team and routine more memorable, more exciting, and the best US National Junior Team Hip Hop team to take stage!”
In addition to Dana Evancoe coaching the US National Junior Hip Hop Team, she will be joined by Stacy Shelton, Director of Dance for USA Cheer. Stacy has an extensive choreography background and experience working with both the Junior and Premier US National Pom, Hip Hop and Jazz Teams.
About USA Cheer
The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for-profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer exists to serve the entire cheer community, including club cheering (All Star), traditional school based cheer programs and the new sport of STUNT. USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions.