YISD Fine Arts Department Spirit of Dance Competition


  • Saturday, February 2, 2019

    Hosted by The Ysleta ISD Fine Arts Department & Ysleta High School

    Wafer Gym, Ysleta High School

    8600 Alameda Ave.

    El Paso, TX 79907

    Contest Directors:

    Stephanie Solis


    Corina Valdez-Trujillo



Phone: (210) 454-1787


Degrees and Certifications:

Adjudicator : Monique Jordan

Monique Jordan is a graduate of Madison High School in San Antonio, TX and former captain of the Madison Dollies Varsity Dance Team. Monique attended Sam Houston State University where she earned studied Dance & Sociology and where she danced with the Orange Pride Dance Team. As a member of Orange Pride, Monique helped her team win 2 consecutive NDA Collegiate National Titles in Daytona Beach, FL. Additionally, Monique was a part of the San Antonio Rampage Ice Girls from 2007-2008.

She has served as a staff member with MA Dance for 11 years, which has provided her with the opportunity to teach and choreograph such dance genres as Pom, Jazz, and Hip Hop halftime and contest routines for numerous dance teams throughout the country. Additionally, she is a regional contest judge for MA Dance during contest season and has served as a dance instructor for Raquel Garcia’s (Former Spurs Silver Dancer Coach & Houston Dynamo Dance Coach) dance studio, 5678 Danz. She is the current dance teacher and head dance director of Yellowstone Academy in downtown Houston.

Monique is the former head coach and choreographer for the UTSA Pom Squad and The University of St. Thomas - Houston. She is also a member of the Texas Dance Educator’s Association as well as the National Federation for High School Coaches. Her passion is to continue evolving with dance & spirit, incorporating new teaching techniques, and staying current with today’s fan experience and choreography.