About Us

The Dominion High School Dance Team started in the fall of 2006. The team consists of a very diverse group of students, all of which are united through their passion for dance. With the dance craze rising, from shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew”, there’s no wonder why every year before the season starts, everyone is so excited and eager to see what the dance team has in store for them. Get ready to join us and help to cheer us on at the Football and Basketball Half-Time Shows.

2014-2015 3rd Place – Hip Hop – UDA Fairfax Dance Championship (View)
1st Place – Officers – Mason Dance Team Invitational (View)
2nd Place – Hip Hop – Mason Dance Team Invitational (View)
1st Place – Officers – East Coast Regional Championship (View)
1st Place – Hip Hop – East Coast Regional Championship (View)
Grand Champions – East Coast Regional Championship (View)
2nd Place – Hip Hop – Gar-Field Sweetheart Invitational (View)
1st Place – Hip Hop – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
Grand Champions – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
4th Place (Finals) – LV Hip Hop – NDA National Championship (View)
2013-2014 2nd Place – Hip Hop – UDA Fairfax Dance Championship (View)
2nd Place – Officers – East Coast Regional Championship (View)
1st Place – Hip Hop – East Coast Regional Championship (View)
1st Place – Hip Hop – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
2nd Place – Overall Highest Score – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
2nd Place – Officers – Mason Dance Team Invitational (View)
2nd Place – Hip Hop – Mason Dance Team Invitational (View)
2nd Place – Hip Hop – Gar-Field Sweetheart Invitational (View)
8th Place (Finals) – MV Hip Hop – NDA National Championship (View)
2012-2013 4th Place – Hip Hop – Mason Dance Team Invitational (View)
2nd Place – Officers – East Coast Regional Championship (View)
1st Place – Hip Hop – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
3rd Place – Overall Highest Score – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
2nd Place – Hip Hop – Gar-Field Sweetheart Invitational (View)
10th Place (Finals) – SV Hip Hop – NDA National Championship (View)
2011-2012 3rd Place – Hip Hop – Mason Dance Team Invitational (View)
1st Place – Hip Hop – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
1st Place – Hip Hop – Gar-Field Sweetheart Invitational (View)
8th Place (Prelims) – SV Hip Hop – NDA National Championship (View)
2010-2011 1st Place – Hip Hop – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
2nd Place – Overall Highest Score – Mid-Atlantic Championship (View)
1st Place – Hip Hop – Gar-Field Sweetheart Invitational (View)
4th Place (Finals) – SV Hip Hop – NDA National Championship (View)
2009-2010 1st Place – Hip Hop – March Madness (View)

Alumni:

Name: Tyler Bates
Danced for Dominion: 2011-2014
Current Dance Team: Bamboom @ Virginia Tech
Find Him Here: Youtube Page, Facebook Page

Name: Clarence Castro
Danced for Dominion: 2007-2011
Current Dance Team: Former President of Blank Canvas @ Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Poets of the Floor / Cheetah Boyz @ Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Find Him Here: Facebook Page

Clarence Castro started dancing, as a bboy, during middle school; however, at an early age of 5, he would attempt famous moves by Michael Jackson. Having a hunger to learn more about dance, he joined the DHS Dance Team during his freshman year. During his last 3 years, he led the dance team as Captain. During his time on the team, Clarence has helped to contribute his ideas for performances along with his own original choreography, some of which were used for competitions during his junior and senior year.

Continuing his education at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Clarence joined Blank Canvas during his first year. He traveled to numerous workshops and continued his training in dance. He was soon chosen to choreograph for performances for Blank Canvas as well as other student organizations at VCU.

Always possessing a heavy interest in freestyling, Clarence began training in all different kinds of dance styles. This did not only help to advance his ability to freestyle but also in his ability to create choreography as well. During this time, he began to focus a lot of his time in Housing. After a considerable amount of training, Clarence entered in jams to battle and cypher with other crews to further refine his craft. Clarence plans to continue to participate in jams and practice choreography to uncover the many dynamics in dance and movement. He hopes to spread his knowledge to other individuals and continue growing as a dancer.

Name: Adity Choudhury
Danced for Dominion: 2007-2011
College Dance Team: Artistic Director (Former President) of UrbanKnowlogy 101 @ George Mason University (GMU)
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Name: Amy Gatewood
Nickname: Swagwood
Danced for Dominion: 2007-2011
College Dance Team: President of Blank Canvas @ Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) / Central Virginia Dance Academy
Current Dance Team: Mint Dance Company
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Amy Gatewood Amy Gatewood is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University. She began dancing in first grade and made her first debut at the Meadowland Elementary School Talent Show. However, she did not begin training untill her freshman year at Dominion High School, when she joined the DHS Dance Team.

During her junior and senior year, she competed with the DHS Competition Dance Team, in which she was able to participate in both local and national competitions. Within her final school year, Amy took a leadership role as Co-Captain of the competition team. She helped to create a majority of the choreography that was used for competitions and that later became nationally ranked.

Opening her mind to choreography and teaching, Amy expanded her love and desire for dance. After graduating, she has traveled to many dance workshops on the east coast and acquired knowledge from amazing dancers and supporters. She continues to grow by dancing and choreographing for Blank Canvas (dance team for VCU).

Through Blank Canvas, she has taught a number of dance workshops and participated in a number of local fundraisers for the dance community. Continuing to expose herself to many different dance cultures, Amy continues to strive for growth in her skill and love for dance. Even with her busy schedule, she continues to help Dominion High School by contributing amazing choreography.

Name: Alvis Huynh
Danced for Dominion: 2008-2012
Current Dance Team: Bamboom @ Virginia Tech
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Name: Anna Lewis
Danced for Dominion: 2007-2011
College Dance Team: Syndicate @ The College of William and Mary
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Name: Tiffany Nguyen
Danced for Dominion: 2006-2010
Current Dance Team: Mozaic Dance Team (Moz) / Visual Distortions Dance Crew / Soul.ID @ James Madison University
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Name: Nazmun Nishat
Danced for Dominion: 2010-2014
Current Dance Team: Blank Canvas @ Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
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Name: Miya Oshiro
Danced for Dominion: 2010-2013
Current Dance Team: Bamboom @ Virginia Tech
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Name: Shannon Silk
Danced for Dominion: 2012-2015
Current Dance Team: Bamboom / Dance Company of Virginia Tech @ Virginia Tech
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