What’s Right With Schools: Hamden High School Dance Team

HAMDEN, Conn (WTNH)–Passion, hustle and hard work.

“We do it over and over again a million times to make sure we get it right.” said senior Kiley Treloar.

You don’t win eleven consecutive state championships without it.

“We all strive for the same goal, we all strive for perfection,” said Hannah Melendez.

The legacy has been passed down from year to year.

The teams head coach Kelley May-Zaleta knew how special the program was when she was a freshman green dragon.

“I am 29 and I started when I was 14,” said May-Zaleta.

The training the be the best of the best rivals any other sport or program at any high school.

Its that kind of dedication that takes the team to the most elite competitions in the nation.

“This year we finished 14th and 16th in our divisions in the top of the country so we are so proud of that,” said May-Zaleta.

There’s also a lot more to be proud of…like the valuable lessons learned.

Organization, team work, discipline and not quitting when things get tough.

“”It teaches them straight dedication, and just how to be strong,” said coach Coach Kelley May-Zaleta

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