Aubrey Self and Ella Rose Carter both members of the Owensboro High School Dance team at Owensboro High School in Owensboro, KY have been selected along with more than 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. to perform in the Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the nation.
The individuals invited to perform in the parade are cheerleading and dance All-Americans selected from Varsity Spirit camps around the country, including camps organized by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), Universal Dance Association (UDA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), National Dance Alliance (NDA), and Urban Cheerleading Experience (UCE).
All-Americans will perform alongside massive floats and giant balloons, as well as favorites from the entertainment world as the 2021 Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way through the heart of historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event is televised in the Philadelphia area and syndicated throughout the United States.
Aubrey Self and Ella Rose Carter earned the All-American title via tryout based on superior dance skills. Only the top 10 percent of the cheerleaders and dancers who attend Varsity Spirit camps in the summer receive this honor and the chance to march in this prestigious Thanksgiving Day Parade. The All-American group will be in Philadelphia from November 23rd through the 26th, practicing their routine and visiting Philadelphia landmarks.
The Varsity Spirit All-American program is celebrating over 30 years.