United by SHC National Champions

United by SHC Youth 1 team won First Place in its division at the April 12 Cheermax Ohio National Championships, held at Wright State University.

United by SHC, formerly Steppin’ High Cheer and Danz, was founded in 1992 by Ruth Ann Shuster.

Shuster, who is a Big Walnut native and was on a dance team in high school, said her first class in 1992 was held in a small unheated space had 27 girls and one boy. Today, United by SHC boasts six competition teams as well as recreation classes for cheer combo, tumbling, boys dance, girls dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, baton and tiny tots.

Shuster also said private classes are offered, in addition to a fall, winter/spring and summer schedule.

For additional information about United by SHC log on to < unitedbyshc.webs.com > or phone 740-272-1731.

United by SHC is located at 5610 Fredricks Road, Sunbury.