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Dance Dynamics wins at Dance Masters competition

Dance Dynamics’ mini team front row, left to right, Gracy Roberts, Ada Kelley and Preslee Quinn; back row, Bethany Smith. (photos submitted by Missy Fincher)

Dance Dynamics’ mini team front row, left to right, Gracy Roberts, Ada Kelley and Preslee Quinn; back row, Bethany Smith. (photos submitted by Missy Fincher)

Dance Dynamics attended the Southern Council of Dance Masters Competition in Charleston, S.C.

The mini jazz team won the overall mini award.

This was the top award for all groups 7 and under. The group “Hound Dog,” consists of Ada Kelley, Preslee Quinn, Gracy Roberts and Bethany Smith. Their tap routine, “Rockin’ Robin,” won a gold award and a special judge’s award, “Fancy Feather Award.” Also winning a special judge’s award was Bethany Smith’s solo, “Fishin’ Hole.” She won the “Make Me Smile Award.” Ada Kelley won high gold award with her tap routine, “Cool Cat.”

Dance Dynamics’ Senior Team, left to right, Nora Contreras, Keileigh McMurray, Aliyha Mullins, Lindy Wicklund and Juliet Taft. Not pictured is Samantha Haase.

Dance Dynamics’ Senior Team, left to right, Nora Contreras, Keileigh McMurray, Aliyha Mullins, Lindy Wicklund and Juliet Taft. Not pictured is Samantha Haase.

The Senior Tap Team won High Gold with their routine, “Watch My Feet” and won a special award for their tap number “Dancin’ Fool.” The judge’s awarded this number the “Fancy Feet Award.”

The Senior Tap Team consists of Nora Contreras, Samantha Haase, Keileigh McMurray, Aliyha Mullins, Juliet Taft and Lindy Wicklund. The senior jazz group also received a gold award for the jazz routine, “Run the Night.”

Also winning a gold award was Madison Yellen with her clogging routine, “Shake Senora.”

This was a competition with studios from North and South Carolina and also Georgia. The dancers took classes from master teachers on Saturday morning to help with advancing their dance technique.

These teachers were also judges for the competition that included professional dancers from the Charleston Ballet.

Instructor and owner, Missy Fincher, is a certified teacher through Dance Masters of America and is currently serving on the grievance committee for Southern Council of Dance Masters Chapter #44.

– article submitted by Missy Fincher