Kelsi Mott, a senior at Grundy County High School, was one of more than 500 elementary, junior high, and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country representing Varsity Spirit in the 2016 Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The individuals invited to perform in the parade were part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans during Varsity Spirit summer camps across the country. All Americans are selected via tryout based on either superior cheerleading or dance skills at camps operated by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and Universal Dance Association (UDA). Only the top 10 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers from UCA and UDA camps earn the chance to march in a holiday parade of this caliber.
Mott performed with the Varsity Spirit All-Americans in a one-of-a-kind pre-parade performance through Disney’s Magic Kingdom® Park on Thanksgiving Day. Besides enjoying a sunny trip to Orlando, All-Americans had the opportunity to meet cheerleaders and dancers from across the nation and enjoy a magical holiday season at Walt Disney World® Resortparks.