Fincher and dancers win top honors

Published 10:57 am Friday, July 15, 2011

Dance Dynamics dancers. (photos submitted by Missy Fincher)

Dance Dynamics attended the Southern Council of Dance Masters (SCDM) convention/competition in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and brought home top honors. Missy Fincher, owner and instructor, was awarded the choreography award for her tap routine, “5 Guys Named Moe.”
She won this award out of 250- plus numbers and some of the best choreographers and teachers in the southeast. This was a senior tap routine performed by Sarah Cash, Alyssa Fincher, Mallori Inman, Aliyha Mullins and Lindy Wicklund.
This same group, along with Keileigh McMurray, won the senior highest score with their tap routine, “Beatbox,” choreographed by Stephanie Cantrell, an original piece with music done by local teenager Maverick Yoder who performed the “Beatbox” Music. “5 Guys Named Moe” finished second to “Beatbox.”
Soloist winning an overall award was Lindy Wicklund with her clogging solo to “Hit the Floor.” She was fourth overall in the senior solo division. Sarah Cash won a Gold Award with her solo, “Swing with Me.” The duo, consisting of Gracie Lance and Maggie Wilson won a gold wward with their jazz routine, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
Other numbers receiving gold awards were the senior jazz group junior tap and jazz group, and petite tap group. The senior jazz group consisting of Sarah Cash, Alyssa Fincher, Mallori Inman, Keileigh McMurray, Aliyha Mullins and Lindy Wicklund, wore different era costumes and performed to “History Repeating.”
The junior jazz group performed to “California Girls” and the tap group performed to “The Time Warp,” wearing purple wigs. The junior groups consist of Alex Bosket, Nora Contreras, Samantha Haase, Keileigh McMurray, Brooke Stott and Madison Whitener.
The petite tap group performed to “Uptown Girls” and consisted of Bethany Bruce, Gracie Lance, Hope Patterson, Aislin Salerno, Maggie Wilson and Kinslee Wright. They also performed a jazz routine to “Itsy, Bitsy Spider” and received a high silver. SCDM is a dance organization of dance professionals who have been certified by test to teach. All numbers qualified to attend Dance Masters of America this summer in Orlando, Fla.
– article submitted by Missy Fincher

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