These performers--Mae Armstrong, Chandler Dean, Lindsay Hague, Tori Kiser and Myla McGhee--competed "Rain" in the Teen Division. They received Gold Award, High Point, TECHNIQUE AWARD Winner for the entire day, and were FIRST OVERALL IN THE TOP TEN FOR Teen Competitive Small Groups, making this performance and dancers NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS. The performance was also chosen to compete in the ENCORE Performance. This number was choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel. This is Lindsay's second year to compete with JDC and the other four are dancers who have competed with JDC for the longest time. We are so proud of these dancers. They have also been in the JDC Technique classes taught by Kristof Waltermire for the past three years.
Competing HipHop to "Plain Jane" were Mae Armstrong, Michaela Boles, Lauryn Hague, Lindsay Hague and Keanna Phelps. The dancers received a Gold Award, High Point and Third Overall in the Top Ten for Teen Intermediate Small Groups. Ms. Lois choreographed this number and taught this group of dancers.
Aubrey Hague performed her jazz solo to "Bling Bling" and received Platinum Award, High Point, Judges Choice Award titled "Diamond Diva" and received Second overall in the Top Ten for Mini Competitive solos. Ms. Lois choreographed and taught Aubrey her solo. This is Aubrey's first year to dance and she also competed in Jax Gym this year.
Tori competed her solo to "Bored" in the Open Senior Advanced Category. Tori received Gold and high point for the category. This solo was choreographed by Angel Hairston and taught by Ms. Lois.
Tori Kiser performed Contemporary Solo to "Night We Met" and received Gold Award, Judges Choice Award title "Commitment is Key". She received Fourth overall in Top Ten for Senior Competitive Solos, and Third Overall for the Southern Sweetie Title. Ms. Tori's performance was choreographed by Casia Baisa and was taught by Ms. Lois.
Jaimee Hall kicked off JDC performances on Saturday morning just before 9:00. Jaimee performed her contemporary solo to "Hostage" and received a silver award. Ms. Rachel choreographed this number and taught Jaimee.
Kaylee Pelkey, JDC Mini performer, won First-Place Photogenic for Minis - age six and under.
Lily Overholser performed her solo to "Fly" in the Petite Novice category (this is Lily's first year to dance). She was awarded Gold, received a Judges' Choice Award of True Angel, and placed second overall out of Top Ten (out of 17 solos) . Ms. Lois choreographed this dance and was Lily's teacher. Lily has also competed for two years with Jax Gym Competitive Team.
Lily received First Place Photogenic Winner in the petite age group (ages seven-eight).
And wins Big National Titles!!!
Lauryn Hague performed her lyrical solo to "Symphony" and was awarded Gold and placed Fourth out of Top Ten in the junior intermediate category. Her performance was choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel.
Lauryn Hague performed her jazz solo to "Confident" and was awarded Gold. She received a Judges Choice Award of "Powerhouse Performer." This was Lauryn's second year to compete with JDC and she was also a member of the Jax Gym Competitive Team for the past two years. This perforance was choreographed and taught by Ms. Lois.
Jacksonville Dance Company - Competes at 2019 National Competition
I Typed the first-line title a couple days ago and so much has happened regarding the Jacksonville Dance Company that I hardly know where to start - how about maybe five National Championship performances and being designated a National Championship Dance Studio. So proud of Ms. Lois, Ms. Rachel and these dancers that I can hardly write. I guess start at the beginning of the competition.
The Triumph National Dance Competition was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 21 - June 23, at the Robinson Auditorium in Little Rock, Arkansas. Many dance companies competed in this competion - these companies were from not only Arkansas, but Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana and Kentucky.
Friday morning, Keanna Phelps, who joined JDC last year, performed her tap solo to "Perm" in the intermediate preteen category Keanna was awarded a Gold. Ms. Lois choreographed and taught Keanna this routine. Keanna earned two National Championship titles last season.
Mae Armstrong performed her lyrical to "You Say" and received Gold. Her performance was choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel.
Competing "Beach Babes" in the Duet-Trio Mini Division were Aubrey Hague and Lianna Overholser. The dancers received Gold and were Second Overall. This number was choreographed and taught by Ms. Lois. Both of these dancers competed first year in Jax Gym this year as well as competing first year JDC.
Competing Teen Tap to "I Lived" and winning Gold were Mae Armstrong, Chandler Dean, Lindsay Hague, Jaimee Hall, Tori Kiser and Myla McGhee. This performance was choreographed by Shelly Butcher and taught by Ms. Lois.
Performing jazz to "Proud Mary" and winning Gold were Mae Armstrong, Lindsay Hague, Jaimee Hall, Tori Kiser and Myla McGee. This fun number was choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel.
Performing lyrical to "I Have Nothing" in the Teen Division were Mae Armstrong, Lindsay Hague, Tori Kiser and Myla McGhee. These dancers were awarded Gold for their performance which was choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel.
Mae competed her contemporary performance to "Warrior" at almost ten o'clock Saturday night and was awarded Silver, placed Third in solos and won the Explosive Entertainer Award. Her performance was choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel.
Final awards on Saturday night were at 10:15, making for a very long day - especially so since JDC began competing at 8:15 on Sunday morning.
These JDC performers shown above were selected at the Triumph Regional Competition to perform in the National Peformance Team dance on Saturday early evening. Shown above are Mae Armstrong, Aubrey Hague, Lauryn Hague, Jaimee Hall, Lily Overholser and Keanna Phelps. Congratuations to these dancers for having been chosen for this performance with dancers from many other studios. Mae performed both of her solos several hours after having danced in this performance. Long day for Mae.