Tryon dance students take top overall award in Myrtle Beach competition

Published 10:44 am Friday, August 10, 2012

At right: The senior tap team, which won first overall senior group. (photo submitted by Missy Fincher)

Dancers from Dance Dynamics in Tryon took the senior overall group award for the third year in a row in a Southern Council of Dance Masters competition held recently in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The senior tap team won the top award with its tap routine, “Sing with a Swing.” The team also was given a special award for best technical execution. This group, which included Sarah Cash, Alyssa Fincher, Mallori Inman, Aliyha Mullins and Lindy Wicklund, also won a high gold with their jazz routine, “I’m Coming Out.”
Also winning the top overall in the Mini Solo Division was Ada Kelley.  This was her first competition and she took the highest award with her tap routine, “Hot Wings.” Kelley is the six-year-old daughter of Alton and April Kelley of Tryon and will be a first grader at Tryon Elementary School.
Winning a platinum award was the senior tap group for “A Fifth of Beethoven,” consisting of Sarah Cash, Nora Contreras, Alyssa Fincher, Samantha Haase, Mallori Inman, Aliyha Mullins, Juliet Taft and Lindy Wicklund. This group also received a gold award for the jazz dance, ”Can’t Touch It.”

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