2016 – 2017 is the sixth year for the group, which started as just a Performance Group. This past year they had six local performances. They also performed in both dance recitals, were in 3 parades as well as the Old Settler Show, and they attended a Dance Convention in Chicago this past summer.
MDC attended three competitions this year including Nexstar National Dance Competition, Groove National Dance Competition, and Smooth Moves Dance Competition. With this only being our 3rd year competing, I couldn’t be happier with the dancers’ achievements. They did tremendously well!
Here are their results:
At Nextstar: The Seniors performed their group contemporary called Shadows and received a Platinum and 2nd Overall. Our Apprentices performed Technology and received a High Gold and 3rd Overall. The Juniors performed When I Grow Up and received a High Gold and 2nd Overall. Danielle and Madi did their Duo, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friends and got a High Gold and 3rd Overall as well as a Special Judges Award called “Smiles Shine Brighter than Diamonds”. Ally, Amy, and Laura performed Rule the World as a Tap trio and got High Gold and 1st Overall. Savannah and Mantha performed their Hip Hop duo, Stressed Out and got a High Gold. The contemporary trio Times They Are a-Changin got Bri, Hannah N and Ellen a High Gold and 4th Overall. Finally David and Hannah L’s broadway duo Friendship got a High Gold and 4th overall. In Solos everyone got High Golds, with Madi placing 2nd Overall and getting a Special Judges Award for “Fabulous Footwork”, Bri placing 8th overall, and Hannah N. placing 9th overall. Several of our routines also got Gold Ticket invitations to Nextar’s National Competition! Unfortunately, we were unable to attend.
At Groove, the Junior’s When I Grow Up got a High Gold and 9th Overall. The Apprentice’s Technology got a High Gold, 1st in their Category, and a Special Judges Award called “Creative Concept”. The Seniors got a Gold for Shadows. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friends received a High Gold and First in their Category, Rule the World received a Gold and First in their Category, Stressed Out received a High Silver and First in their Category, Times They Are a Changin’ received a Gold, and Friendship got a High Gold, first in their Category and a Special Judges Award called “Broadway Bound”. For solos, Madi and Savannah both got Gold and 2nd in their Category, Hannah N, Hannah L, Bri, and Mantha all received Golds, David and Alli got High Golds and 2nd in their Category, and Danielle received a High Gold and 3rd in her Category. MDC’s love and support of each other also earned them the Backstage Award!
At Smooth Moves, our High Scorers were solos! Hannah N, Alli, and Madi all received Platinums, with Bri. Mantha, and David receiving High Golds and Ellen, Savannah, and Danielle receiving Golds. In Duos and Trios, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friends, Rule The World, Stressed Out, and Friendship all got Golds, and Times They Are a-Changin’ received a High Gold. The Juniors got a Gold for When I Grow Up, the apprentices got a Gold for Technology, and the seniors got a High Gold for Shadows. Once again, MDC came home with the Back stage award!
This year our Company has grown again! Our new Senior Members are Hannah Clark, Hannah Coartney, Laura Bachman, Mantha McMurtrey, David Snook and Bri Wetzler. Our Senior Apprentices are Madi Hack, Amy Masters, Ally Sigman, Keirstan Horton, Gracie Hunt, Rebecca Dawdy, and Alli Wetzler. Last but not least, our Junior Company Members are Emily Damerell, Lizzie Damerell, Josie Hess, Ryann Robinson, Rebecca Kimbro, Kali Kirkham, August Matthews, and Jessi McMurtrey.
We can’t wait to see what this year brings! Thanks so much to all our wonderful Dance Moms & Dads for all your help, hard work and dedication. We couldn’t have done it without you!
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