During the week of July 22, Steps Ahead Dance Studio in Ozone Park competed in the Dancer’s Inc. National Dance Competition in Hershey, Pa. It was there that the dancers showed who really had the “power.” During this amazing week, all 10 dances who competed placed in the Top 10 and won Elite awards, the highest ones given.
The junior, petite and mini teams took first place and the national title in each of their age divisions. The junior team also placed second and tied for third, as well. The petite team placed second in the large group category and each team took home a “special judges award.”
The senior team also did well and placed seventh and eighth and took home a special “Girl Power” judges award. Their performances were chosen to be only one of the 30 numbers out of hundreds to be in the choreographer’s showcase.
The production number “Power,” a blend of students from the petite, junior, and senior teams, placed fourth overall in its category. The talent of these dancers and their teachers is truly remarkable. These young dancers show poise under pressure and respect towards competitors.
The winners, listed by team, are:
SADS Mini Team:
“Proud Mary,” Elite Award, First Place;
SADS Petite Team:
“Disco Wedding,” Elite Award, Special Award “Till Dance Do Us Part,” First Place; “Ay Carumba,” Elite Award, Second Place;
SADS Junior Team:
“Cover Girl,” Elite Award, First Place;
“Graffiti,” Elite Award, Special Award “Electric Energy,” Second Place;
“Beggin’,” Elite Award, Third Place;
SADS Senior Team:
“Bang Bang,” Elite Award, Eighth Place;
“Femme Fatale,” Elite Award, Eighth Place;
“WonderWERK,” Elite Award, Special Award “Girl Power,” Seventh Place, Chosen for Judges Showcase;
“POWER,” Elite Award, Fourth Place.
The week in Hershey was a culmination of hard work and dedication as well as an end to a very successful competition season. The Steps Ahead Dance Studio family is already working hard at planning another great dance and competition year. Join them and be part of a truly unique studio that defies the ordinary.
For additional information contact Steps Ahead Dance Studio, located at 90-55 Desarc Road in Ozone Park at (718) 641-2005 or learn more on the web at stepsaheaddance.net.