The Seaside Neighborhood School Stars danced their way into the finale at the Southeast Cheer and Dance Championships May 6 in Jacksonville. This group of fifth, sixth and seventh graders competed against middle school jazz pom teams from Louisiana to Georgia. In January, the Stars received a championship bid at regionals in Fort Walton Beach. Under the direction of Andrea Alfieri, Seaside's ballet, jazz and musical theatre teacher, they were drilled and perfected. "We were thrilled to be going to finals in Jacksonville, so the girls really pulled focus and worked hard,” said Alfieri. "The Stars nailed it. They were on. I am so proud of them."