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27 YEARS AGO A DREAM STARTED , TO CREATE COMPETITIONS THAT AWARDED THE TEAM, STUDENTS, FANS AND COACHES. THESE COMPETITIONS  ARE RAN BY TEAM MEMBERS, TEAM PARENTS, FAMILY, COACHES, AND FRIENDS, WITH THE HELP OF EACH OTHER, WE ARE ABLE TO FUNDRAISE THROUGH THESE COMPETITIONS TO HELP TEAMS SUCCEED THEIR GOALS.

EVERY ONE WINS!!!

THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE.

THE TEAM, THE MEMBERS, THE FANS, AND THE COACHES

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ALLESANDRO DRILL TEAM

 

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MS. NORMA RUIZ  FOR 27 YEARS TO PRESENT DAY. ALLESANDRO DRILL TEAM HAS ATTENDED MANY COMPETITIONS IN CALIFORNIA, NEVEDA,FLORIDA, AND HAWAII. THEY RECEIVED INVITATIONS TO PERFORM FOR THE MAYOR, LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS, LOS ANGELES AVENGERS, LOS ANGELES LAKERS, LOS ANGELES DODGERS, FEATURED IN MUSIC VIDEOS, NBA ALL STAR GAMES, AS WELL AS THE GRAND OPENING OF THE KODAK THEATER IN THE PAST 20 YEARS. ALLESANDRO DRILL TEAM HAS BEEN AWARDED OVER 100 1ST PLACE TROPHIES, WITH GREAT PARENT SUPPORT, &  A GREAT SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MR.LYNN ANDREWS THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REACH MANY GOALS.

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1ST IMPRESSION DRILL / DANCE / CHEER TEAM

 THIS TEAM BEGAN WITH ONLY 7 STUDENTS, NOW 1ST IMPRESSION STUDENTS COME FROM ALL OVER CALIFORNIA. THEY HAVE ATTENDED MANY COMPETITIONS AND RECEIVED OVER 100 FIRST PLACE TROPHIES. ALSO ADOPTED BY ALLESANDRO ELEMENTARY MR.LYNN ANDREWS AND PROVIDING SERVICE TO HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS. THEY HAVE ATTENDED COMPETITION IN CALIFORNIA, NEVEDA, HAWAII, AND ORLANDO FLORIDA WITH 20 STATE TITLES.THEIR LIST OF INVITATIONS FOR PERFORMANCES RANGE FROM THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS, LA AVENGERS, CITY OF LOS ANGELES FUNCTIONS, LOS ANGELES DODGERS, NBA PLAYOFF GAMES, CHRISTMAS EVENTS, AND HOSTING DRILL DANCE CHEER COMPETITIONS. WHAT STARTED OUT AS A SMALL TEAM GREW INTO A GROUP OF TALENTED TEAMS AND A COMPANY. PLANS FOR 2017 INCLUDE ATTENDING THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FLORIDA.

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DIRECTOR & CEO:NORMA RUIZ

DRILL TEAM / CHEER COACH

Norma Ruiz has been in the drill/dance/cheer industry since the second grade as a drill team member at  Allesandro Elementary, Washington Irving Middle school and John Marshall high school, private music classes such as piano, chorus as well as  cheer, drill team, small and tall flags. She began to coach Allesandro drill team at the young age of 14 years old,as she graduated from High School and continued to College where she took dance courses and she later joined a salsa dance group performing for special events, promoting and dancing at popular events. Her list of experiance in the last 27 years, range from drill team, dance, hip hop, cheer,and pom. At 17 she continued to coach Allesandro elementary she also worked for City of Los Angeles Parks and recreations as a flags, & cheer coach.She has had many accomplishments as well as she began her independent team 1st Impression along the way. She began 1st Impression with only 7 girls and now has grown to over 120 plus students per year. She has the experiance from hosting competitions, judging,choreography, camps, music,uniform designs, organizing events, training future coaches and owner of the 1st Impression All Star Gym and Dance studio. She has worked closely with many organizations such as LA's BEST, Boy and Girls clubs, Parks and Recreations, LACER, A world fit for kids, LA KIDS, Youth Services, and All STARS. Also holds relationships with the LA Clipper and Los Angeles Dodgers. She has been featured in "American Latinos" and awarded Community leader 2013 award. Her groups have attended competitions all over Los Angeles, as well as Hawaii, Florida, San Diego and Las Vegas with over 200 1st places combined. She began 1st Impression Drill/Dance/Cheer competitions to make a change in the Drill/Dance/Cheer world, as a coach she wanted to give more back to the students, making it fun and exciting to compete, and acknowledging the coaches and fans. Since she began she has staffed some of the most talented people to run teams and camps. 1st Impression has teams ranging in ages 2 year old and up as well as Adult teams. She is currently coaching at 1st Impression Dance Studio and event planning, hosting camps and choreography.

 

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HIP HOP DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER & COACH JAZALYN MEJIA

HIP HOP ASSISTANT COACH ENRIQUE JOVEL

CHEER COACH MARIO CAMACHO 

CHEER COACH JOSEEMAR COREAS

CHEER COACH FELISHA P

HEAD CHEER AND DRILL COACH NORMA RUIZ

ASSISTANT COACH NADIA REYES

COACH GARY SAPALICIO

 

OFFICE MANAGER JESSICA LOPEZ

COMING SOON...

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 ALSO CLASS INSTRUCTORS.......

  CERTIFIED ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR: ZUMBA KING AND ZUMBA EJ

 TUMBLING INSTRUCTOR

JOSEEMAR COREAS

MARIO CARCAMO

GARY SAPALICIO

EVENT STAFF

THE 1ST IMPRESSION FAMILY

 


 Special thank you to all the 1st Impression event staff...without you this could not happen! Thank you!