During the week of July 9-14, Steps Ahead Dance Studio, 90-55 Desarc Road, Ozone Park, participated in the Dancers Inc. National Dance Competition in Hershey, Pa.
In May, the Steps Ahead competition teams placed first in the regional competitionin their respective age divisions. As a result, both teams were invited to participate in nationals. What a week it was. Taking only seven routines to the nationals, Steps Ahead placed five out of their seven dances in the Top 10, with three of those routines in the top five.
Steps Ahead also received a special judges award for tap precision, three elite awards and four high gold awards.
If that wasn’t enough, the senior competition routine, “You’re the One that I Want,” was only one of 10 dances in the entire competition from the teen large group/line and production numbers to be invited to perform in the Dancers Inc. Nationals Showcase and the dancers, teachers and families are very proud.
This week was a culmination of the hard work, dedication and very successful competition season that the studio participated in. It wasn’t just a weekend of dance, but a weekend of bonding and teamwork.
The dancers and the teachers had the opportunity to spend a day together in Hershey Park, enjoying the rides and the sun. You can say that Steps Ahead Dance Studio is more than just a studio — it’s a family.