DSD's Dance Team had an awesome showing at the Southeast Showdown Competition. The Musical theatre routine placed 1st, the Senior Lyrical placed 2nd, and the Junior Lyrical received Elite Gold placement. Kathryn Soule and Ashanti Ellis both placed in the top 8 out of 19 other soloist for their solo pieces. Isabella Deem’s solo placed 2nd and then also received the 2nd highest score for the entire day in her division (out of over 100 routines she placed 2nd!). Ashlee Powell and Kathryn Soule’s duet placed 4th overall in their category. Last but certainly not least, Samantha Martin, McKenzie Lockett and Kathryn Soule we’re all three awarded “Southeast Showdown Dancer” awards. This is a special award that provides them the opportunity to go in June and compete and audition for the chance to become a “Legends Dancer” which encompasses many great opportunities. Kathryn Soule and Isabella Deem also earned an opportunity to compete at Nationals with their solos. Way to go!
Twelve members of our Dance Team took the field at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, performing in an awesome half-time show routine. Students traveled by van to Florida and spent the week rehearsing and taking master classes with world-renowed choreographers, icluding DMAC, Sandoz and GiGi Torres. The game was held at the Miami Dolphin's Stadium and the routine, choreographed by Cris Judd, was danced during a performance by Andy Grammer. Finally they enjoyed some down time on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale and took a super fun dinner and dance cruise. We are so proud of these fantastic dancers!!!
Eight members of the Senior Competition Team and Student Dance Company performed at the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando Florida. Students traveled by van to Florida on December 26, 2015. They spent the week rehearsing with famed choreographer Mandy Moore, best known for her work on Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. They also participated in dance workshops, and had the opportunity to spend two days at Universal Studios. The girls took the field with 220 dancers in front of 40,000 people to preform a pre-game routine with quest artists Nico and Vinz. They also performed in the half-time show with an 800 member marching band. Our dancers represented themselves, their parents, King William County and Dawn's School of the Dance wonderfully. We are very proud of these girls and all they have accomplished.
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