DAYTON — On the weekend of February 17, the Competition Cast of Dance Expressions made their debut at the NEXSTAR 3-day Dance Competition held at Memorial Hall.
Some of the highlights and awards given were the following:
First Overall awarded to soloists; Alyssa Holderman (8 and under novice), Reagan Downey (8 and under intermediate), Makayla Hopper (age 12-14 novice), Molly Armentrout (age 12-14 intermediate), Jenna Dietz (age 15-18 Intermediate) , Trio of Reagan Downey, Hayden Farst, Mayci Minnich (8 and under novice), Trio of Scarlett Mattice, Carlee Schroeder, Kiersten McBride (age 9-11 intermediate), Jenna Dietz, Logan Druck, Taryn Smith (age 12-14 intermediate), Kaylynn Buckner, Avery Gunderson, Anna Sciarretti (age 15-18 elite/cash award)
First Overall award to groups; Tiny large Jazz “Fitting In’, Tiny small Jazz ‘Rockin Robin’, Mini large jazz “Baby I’m a Star,” Teen large group “Stand in the Light,” Senior large Contemporary “What We Leave You With” (cash award).
Five girls chosen from the entire weekend to submit entry into the National Cover Girl model search and teen’s Heather McBride and Jenna Dietz were among the selection.
World Dance Best of the Best Pageant invites – “Rockin Robin,” “What We Leave You With,” “Stand in the Light,” Logan Druck, Avery Gunderson, and Torre Romano.
Power Pak Elite recognition -Logan Druck, Avery Gunderson, Torre Romano, and Taryn Smith.
Outstanding Performance Awards – “Rockin Robin,” Fitting In,” “Baby I’m a Star”
Individual Special Recognition Awards – Carlee Schroeder (Broadway Bound), Avery Gunderson (Terrific Technique), Zoey Grimes (Sweet as Pie).
Best Choreography Teen and Senior Sunday, Senior Jazz – “Hit the Road Jack”/Lori Downey
Best Technique (Teen and Seniors out of 71 acts), Senior Contemporary –“What We Leave You With”/Amy Jones
Artistic Excellence Award (Best Choreography out of 330 acts) – “Hit the Road Jack”/Lori Downey (cash award)
Regional Overall Champion (Novice Division out of 19 acts) –“Rockin Robin”/Avery Gunderson and Torre Romano
Both “Hit the Road Jack” and “Rockin Robin” will be featured on the NEXSTAR website. Their score will be compared throughout the entire season and it compete against other same ae/same division recipient’s with the overall winner being announced live during their National Event in Orlando.