Tori Kiser is shown here in these incredible poses as she performs her Contemporary dance about dealing with suicide. Casia Baisa choreographed this number and Ms. Lois instructed Tori in her performance. Tori received a DOUBLE PLATINUM and Second Overall for her performance to "Night We Met."
Last performance and certainly not least was Tori Kiser's perforance in the Open Category to "Bored" for which she was awarded a PLATINUM award. This number was choreographed by Angel Hairston and instructed by Ms. Lois.
Mae is shown above performing her Contemporary dance to 'Warrior" for which she received PLATINUM Award and Second Overall. Ms. Rachel choreographed and instructed this dance.
Performing Contemporary in the Teen Division to "Rain" were Mae Armstrong, Chandler Dean, Lindsay Hague, Tori Kiser and Myla McGhee. The perfomers received a PLATINUM award, Fifth Overall and Industry Dance Award Winner for the Lyrical Contemporary Category. The performance was choreograhed and taught by Ms. Rachel.
Mae Armstrong performed her lyrical dance to "You Say" and received High Gold and a New York All-Star Invitation.
Performing Hip Hop to "Plain Jane" were Mae Armstrong, Michaela Boles, Lauryn Hague, Lindsay Hague and Keanna Phelps. Ms. Lois choreographed and instructed this number, for which the dancers were awarded a PLATINUM and a New York All-Star Invitation.
These dancers competed Jazz to Proud Mary, were awarded a PLATINUM, received a New York All-Star Invitation and received the Industry Dance Award Winner for the Jazz Category. Ms. Rachel is the choreographer and instructor for this talented group of dancers. I especially love this glittery and moving costume for the group. Performers in this dance were Mae Armstrong, Lindsay Hague, Jaimee Hall, Tori Kiser and Myla McGhee.
Performing tap to "I Lived" were Mae Armstrong, Chandler Dean, Lindsay Hague, Jaimee Hall, Tori Kiser and Myla McGhee. This performance was choreographed by Shelly Butcher and instructed by Ms. Lois. The performers were awarded a DOUBLE PLATINUM, the Fast and Fabulous Feet Award, Third Overall and received the AL GILBERT EXCEPTIONAL TAP AWARD for the entire competition. Way to go Young Ladies!
Shown here are our Tapping Superstars - Chandler Dean and Myla McGhee. They have performed tap duets together for several years and continued to receive top awards. They tapped to "Need Your Love" and received a DOUBLE PLATINUM, won first in category and won FIRST OVERALL. Their performance to this tap number was choreographed by Shelly Butcher and is taught by Ms. Lois. Words cannot say just how proud we are of them (as of all of our dancers - when you watch these dancers who have grown up with us practically since they were babies, and you know their parents and grandparents, it would be really hard to not be so proud.
Performances in the Teen Small Groups follow.
Performing lyrical in the Teen division were Mae Armstrong, Lauryn Hague and Lindsay
Hague to "End of Love." Ms. Rachel is the choreographer and instructor for this trio. The dancers were awarded a DOUBLE PLATINUM, first in category and first OVERALL.
Competing lyrical to "I Have Nothing" and being awarded PLATINUM award, First in Category, Best Costume for12 and up groups, and the TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE Award for the entire competition. Ms. Rachel is the choreographer and instructor for this group and it should be mentioned that these dancers and all of our senior dancers have taken technique classes from our instructor Kristof Waltermire for the past several years, and to receive this Technical Excellence Award just tops the cake These performers were Mae Armstrong, Lindsay Hague, Tori Kiser and Myla McGhee.
Rai Bullock, Lauryn Hague and Keanna Phelps performed their jazz dance to "I'm a Lady" and received a PLATIMUM award plus a New York All-Star Invitation. Ms. Lois is choreographer and instructor for this trio. This is Rai's first year in dance company and second year with us for Lauryn and Keanna.
The dancers formed a group hug of encouragement for their performance. The best thing about JDC and Jax Gym are the friendships formed and retained - and the pride the rest of us have in these dancers and gymnasts. It makes us so happy when they receive these awards because we know how hard they have worked to achieve them - and we're equally proud of our instructors and coaches (not that I haven't said that a hundred times!!!)
Lauryn Hague performed her jazz routine, which was choreographed and taught by Ms. Lois, to "Confident." Lauryn was awarded a PLATINUM, and received a New York ALL-Star Invitation and was 8th overall out of 27 soloists.
The Junior Lyrical Trio of Rai Bullock, Lauryn Hague and Keanna Phelps, performed to "Rise Up" and received a PLATINUM for their performance. Ms. Lois was the choreographer and instructor for this performance.
Keanna Phelps performed her tap solo to "Perm" and received a HIGHGOLD award. Teacher and Choreographer for her solo is Ms. Lois.
2019 - JDC RAINBOW COMPETION!!!! Continued
Competition for the Juniors, Teens and Seniors were held on Sunday and JDC continued to rake in the awards (did I say how proud we all were for our dancers?)
Just look at this beautiful photo of Jaimee Hall. Jaimee was the 12 and up Photogenic Winner