Tryon’s Dance Dynamics wins titles at Fly Dance competition

Published 12:33 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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Dancers from Dance Dynamics in Tryon recently began their competition season with big wins at the Fly Dance Competition in Spartanburg, S.C. Bethany Smith was crowned Miss Fly Dance and Jasmine Keele was crowned Teen Miss Fly Dance. 

Smith, who competed in the Elite Division, won with her contemporary Dance “This One’s For You.”  Keele competed in the Recreational Division, and won with her tap solo “I Feel Good.”  She was also the 3rd highest soloist in the Teen Recreational Division.


Miss Teen Fly Dance, Jasmine Keele

Smith scored Diamond, the highest award you could score, with both her tap and contemporary dances.  She earned the 2nd highest score with her tap routine “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and was also recognized by the judges with a special award.

Fable Barker competed in the Competitive Junior Division where she was the 4th highest-scoring soloist. She also competed in the Improv Division, placing 2nd out of 13, and was awarded $50. Improv is where the dancers aren’t prepared with music. They must dance to the music provided and choreograph on the spot. Barker also was recognized by the judges with a special award.

Other soloists competing and winning awards were: Aleigha Blackwell, who won the Platinum award, and Emilee Shehan and Sadie Vanderford with High Gold awards. The sister hip hop duo, Amyiah and Aleeyah Ferguson were also Platinum winners.

Fly Dance Competition was a great first competition to get the season started. Up next is a bigger competition in Charleston, SC. All the dancers did a great job and should have tremendous success this season.


Submitted by 

Missy Fincher