Fall Conventions & Student CongratulationsWritten by Lori Treadway
What a wonderful three weeks of dance conventions and travels we have had at The Dancenter! First we had our annual trip to Denver, Colorado for the Monsters of Hip Hop Convention. Students had a great time taking from some of the industry's top hip hop teachers and choreographers. Senior Team members Ava & Payton were called out to assist some of the choreographers with classes. Senior Hip Hop Team performed Sweat in the Saturday night Monsters Showcase to rave reviews. Next we traveled to Dallas for The Showstopper Dance Convention at the Great Wolfe Lodge in Grapevine. Showstopper's classes this year were outstanding. Students took classes with a lot of very talented instructors, including FikShun, winner of So You Think You Can Dance. Students Jordyn Mullings, Kylee Shive and Zachary Treadway were all singled out as demonstrators in addition to instructor Austin Nieves, who also performed in the Faculty Showcase on Saturday evening. Next, we again traveled to the Big D for The Pulse on Tour Dance Convention. Senior Team Members performed A contemporary routine (Breath of Life) and a Hip Hop routine (Sweat), as well as duets by Ava & Zach and Kylee & Zach, and solos by Alyzabeth, Ava & Kylee. Teen Team members Alivia & Camryn were called out in class in addition to faculty member Austin Nieves. Austin & Zach performed in the Pulse Showcase Fashion Show representing Dave Scott & Urban Empire. Many scholarships were handed out to numerous students over these past few weekends. Congratulations to all of dancers and winners for a job well done!
Alivia (Teen Team) - Pulse Leadership Scholarship
Austin Nieves - Pulse Summer Intensive Scholrship
Ava (Senior Team) - Pulse Chorepgraphers Choice Award for Chorepgraphy & Summer NYC Scholarship
MacKynzie (Senior Team) - Pulse Convention Scholarship
Payton (Senior Team) - Monsters of Hip Hop Nationals Scholarship