YISD Fine Arts Department Spirit of Dance Competition


  • Saturday, February 2, 2019

    Hosted by The Yselta 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



Forms & Information Packets

Ysleta High Dance Contest Spirit of Dance Competition 2-2-2019
 Adjudicator : Monique Jordan

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.

 Adjudicator : Monique Jordan



Degrees and Certifications:

Adjudicator : Monique Jordan

Heidi Ruvalcaba is a performer that indulges in many different disciplines with a strong passion for jazz funk and hip-hop. Heidi was born and raised in Brownsville, TX where she trained in various studios and learned styles including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, Belly Dance, Folklorico, Flamenco, Contemporary, and Lyrical. She received her dance teacher’s certification at the age of eighteen by Dance Educators of America and followed the dance route by taking several dance courses at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Heidi decided to keep pursuing her career in dance by moving to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles she was enrolled and completed the IDA certificate program, attended classes in the most prestigious dance studios including Millennium, The Edge, Movement Lifestyle, and Debbie Reynolds where she was trained by the most well known choreographers in the commercial dance industry. Heidi Ruvalcaba currently works MA Dance Nation where she travels around the U.S during the summer teaching all styles of dance and creating choreography for schools and studios. In addition to that, Heidi obtained an inclusion and special needs certification from the Childcare Education Institute and is currently a dance instructor for the Rio Grande Valley Down Syndrome Association. Hoping to inspire many people around the world, Heidi will continue to study dance and provide it as a form of therapy for kids and adults with disabilities.