Local Dancers Win Big at Nationals

Pictured on front row from left are Brylee Guillory, Halle Campbell, Riley Hagle, and Farrah Murchison. On middle row are Jesse Foshee, Gabby Star, Alyssa Robertson, Camin Cooper, Cayla Anthony, and Reghan Davis. On back row are Brandi Chasteen, Bayli Stoker, Kailyn Kendrick, Kelsy Elkins, Garrett Hood, Caitlin Hassan, Erica DuBois, Lora Cole, and Lynda Hammett.

Dazzle Dance Center team members traveled to Biloxi, Miss. on June 11-14 and won many awards including seven Grand National Championships. The dancers attended NYLA Dance Competitions and Conventions for their national dance competition and convention. All the dancers participated in the convention and took classes each morning in contemporary and musical theater. At the grand showcase they performed in the opening number to show off what they learned in their classes.

In the afternoons dancers competed with their competition dances. All 22 of the team’s dances made it to the Top 10 Round of Competition and then 18 moved forward to the Top 5 Round of Competition. All 22 dances received Platinum rating, which is the highest rating, 6 out of 10 Judges’ Awards, four Title Winners, two Most Photogenic Winners, New York Award, NYLA Award, Costume Award, and seven Grand National Championships.

Awards are as follows:

Jump Shout Boogie – Halle Campbell’s Tap Solo – “Great Personality” Judge’s Award, Platinum, Grand National Tiny Solo Champion, Miss Tiny NYLA, & Most Photogenic Tiny Dancer

I Enjoy Being A Girl – Halle Campbell’s Vocal Solo – “Gutsy Girl” Judge’s Award, Platinum, & Grand National Vocal Champion

Whip My Hair – Cayla Anthony’s Hip Hop Solo – Platinum, 1st Runner Up Grand National Tiny Solo Champion, 1st Runner Up Miss Tiny NYLA, & 1st Runner Up Most Photogenic Tiny Dancer

Life of the Party – Lora Cole’s Musical Theater Solo – Platinum, Grand National Junior Rec. Solo Champion, Miss Rec. Junior NYLA, & Most Photogenic Junior Dancer

Legit – Jesse Foshee’s Hip Hop Solo – Platinum, 2nd Runner Up National Adv. Junior Solo Champion, 1st Runner Up Miss Adv. Junior NYLA, & 1st Runner Up Photogenic Junior Dancer

Dance Apocalyptic – Jesse Foshee’s Jazz Solo – Platinum

Tainted Love – Caitlin Hassan’s Jazz Solo – Platinum & 2nd Runner Up Miss Adv. Sr. NYLA

Dangerous – Erica DuBois’ Open Solo – Platinum, 2nd Runner Up Grand National Adv. Sr. Solo Champion, & Miss Adv. Sr. NYLA

Rise Up – Kelsy Elkin’s Contemporary Solo – Platinum, 1st Runner Up Miss Adv. Sr. NYLA, & Grand National Adv. Sr. Solo Champion

Let’s Go – Garrett Hood’s Hip Hop Solo – Platinum, Mr. Adv. Sr. NYLA, & 1st Runner Up Grand National Adv. Sr. Solo Champion

Tutus & Tennis Shoes – Riley Hagle & Brylee Guillory – “Terrific Tutus” Judges’ Award, Platinum, & 1st Runner Up Grand National 11 & Under Duet/Trios Champion

Mama Don’t Dance – Cayla Anthony & Lora Cole – “Finish Strong” Judges’ Award, Platinum, & Grand National 11 & Under Duet/Trios Champion

Cold Hearted Snake – Farrah Murchison & Jesse Foshee – “Total Sassiness” Judges’ Award, Platinum, & 1st Runner Up Grand National Adv. 11 & Under Duet/Trios Champion
My Chick – Kelsy Elkins & Garrett Hood – “Awesome Attitude” Judges’ Award, Platinum, & 1st Runner Up Grand National Adv. 12 & Up Duet/Trios Champion

Barbie – Jr. Jazz – Platinum
100 Easy Ways – Jr. Musical Theater – New York Award & Platinum

Lip Gloss – Jr. Hip Hop – NYLA Award, Platinum, & 2nd Runner Up Grand National 11 & Under Group Champion
Tap Your Troubles – Jr. Tap – Platinum & Grand National 11 & Under Group Champion

Lion King – Jr. Musical Theater – Platinum & 1st Runner Up Grand National 11 & Under Group Champion

These Waters – Sr. Lyrical – Costume Award, Platinum, & 1st Runner Up Grand National Adv. 12 & Over Group Champion

Car Mix – Sr. Hip Hop – Platinum & 2nd Runner Up Grand National Adv. 12 & Over Group Champion

Danger Zone – Sr. Jazz – Platinum & Grand National Adv. 12 & Over Group Champion

These dancers have worked hard all year on these dances and improving their dance technique.

Come congratulate them and celebrate National Dance Day on July 29 from 1-5 pm at Dazzle Dance Center. This day will include a showcase of the Grand National Champions at 1pm and FREE dance classes all afternoon. National Dance Day & Celebration will be located at Dazzle Dance Center at 7510 Hwy 1 Bypass. For more information email dazzledancecenter@gmail.com.

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