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Left: Ada Kelley performs “Cool Cat.” (photo submitted by Missy Fincher) Right: Bethany Smith performs “Fishin’ Hole” during the StarTalent Competition in Spartanburg, S.C. (photo by Tanya Dodd)
Left: Ada Kelley performs “Cool Cat.” (photo submitted by Missy Fincher) Right: Bethany Smith performs “Fishin’ Hole” during the StarTalent Competition in Spartanburg, S.C. (photo by Tanya Dodd)

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Dancers win top awards

Published 6:00pm Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dance Dynamics in Tryon attended the StarTalent Competition in Spartanburg, S.C. and brought home top honors.

Winning first overall in the Petite Solos (7-9) was Ada Kelley.

Ada Kelley
Ada Kelley

She is the 7-year-old daughter of Alton and April Kelley of Tryon. Ada performed a tap routine to “Cool Cat.”

Bethany Smith, daughter of Mike and Alissa Smith of Lake Adgar, was fifth overall in the Petite Solos with her tap routine, “Fishin’ Hole.”

The mini jazz team was fifth overall with their routine “Hound Dog.” This group consists of Kelley, Smith, Preslee Quinn and Gracy Roberts. Their tap routine, “Rockin’ Robin,” received High Gold honors.

In the Junior Solo Division (10-12), Bailey Lowman, daughter of Barry and April Lowman, received second overall for her clogging routine, “Illusion.” Madison Yellen, daughter of Wendy Yellen, was third overall with her clogging routine, “Shake Senora.” The duo of Shannon Cothran and Hope Edwards won a High Gold with their clogging duo, “I’m On a Roll.”

In the Teen Division, the senior tap group was fourth overall with their tap routine, “Dancin’ Fool.” This group consists of Nora Contreras, Samantha Haase, Keileigh McMurray, Aliyha Mullins, Juliet Taft and Lindy Wicklund. Their open routine, “Watch My Feet” and their jazz routine, “Run the Night” received High Gold awards.

This was the first competition of the season and the solos, duets and groups performed very well.

– article submitted by Missy Fincher

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