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Cavalette Captain to Represent LTISD in Washington, D.C.

Lake Travis High School senior Sarah Clemmons, captain of the Cavalettes dance team, will perform at the President's Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Gala to be held Jan. 19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  Sarah was selected by the Texas Dance Educator’s Association who was invited by the Texas State Society to choose participants.  Only 25 TDEA All-State dance members were selected to perform at the prestigious event.


Performers will learn a piece choreographed by Eve Robinson, director of the Alvin High School Jacketters.  The piece will be performed several times at multiple venues during the ball. Performers will be wearing their school’s traditional dance team uniform with a sash representing their hometown.

Guests at the gala are expected to include Texas state officials, dignitaries, and other VIPs across the United States. 

While in Washington, Sarah and her colleagues are scheduled to visit the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetery, and several other historical landmarks.

Sarah is the daughter of Thomas and Gaylonn Clemmons.

The Lake Travis Cavalettes are directed by Abigail Payne and Laura Truett.  Ms. Payne also serves as president of the Texas Dance Educator’s Association.