Dance troupes qual­ify for Dance World Cup

Earn right to at­tend Dance World Cup in Whistler, B.C. later this year

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Two dance stu­dios in the Con­cep­tion Bay North area did great at the re­cent 5, 6, 7, 8 Show­time event in St. John’s. Har­bour Mu­sic and Dance and Dance­worx had mul­ti­ple en­tries strut­ting their stuff at the com­pe­ti­tion, with sev­eral dancers earn­ing the right to com­pete later this year at the Dance World Cup in Whistler, B.C.

Lo­cal dance troupes wowed the judges with sharp moves, with some earn­ing the right to move on to the Dance World Cup this sum­mer.

Har­bour Mu­sic and Dance of Bay Roberts and Car­bon­ear’s Dance­worx sent dancers to the 5,6, 7, 8 Show­time event at the St. John’s Con­ven­tion Cen­tre April 21-23.

Har­bour Mu­sic and Dance had 20 en­tries in all, with 10 earn­ing gold hon­ours and three earn­ing the right to at­tend the Dance World Cup, an an­nual com­pe­ti­tion tak­ing place this year in Whistler, B.C. July 3-6.

Those who qual­i­fied for the B.C. com­pe­ti­tion are Len­nox Pow­ell, Bry­ony Fowler and the tap class. Mem­bers of the later group are Ella Ak­er­man, Paige Cormier, Sara Cum­mings, Fowler, Paige Mor­gan and Emma Pet­ten.

Their teach­ers are Krista Fowler, Erin Mackey and Jo-An­nah Yet­man.

Dance­worx nabbed two first-place awards, one sec­ond and four thirds. The Youth Per­form­ing Group and 30+ Adult Jazz troupe earned the right to

ad­vance to the Dance World Cup.

The youth group fea­tures Trin­ity Deer­ing, Samie Snow, Hay­ley Power, Kiera Legge, Hannah Doyle, Abi­gail Clark, Kelsey Par­sons, Erin His­cock and Erica Evely, and mem­bers of the jazz troupe are Rose­mary King, Lynn Evely, Katie

O’Leary and Mackenzie Keats. Katie O’Leary han­dled the chore­og­ra­phy for both groups.

Fel­low Dance­worx in­struc­tor Lakeisha Rowe had a duo en­try in the event that also placed first.

SUB­MIT­TED

The Har­bour Mu­sic and Dance Tap Class (from left) Emma Pet­ten, Bry­ony Fowler, Paige Mor­gan, Sara Cum­mings, Paige Cormier and Ella Ak­er­man.

SUB­MIT­TED

Bry­ony Fowler and her brother Len­nox Pow­ell both qual­i­fied for the Dance World Cup.

The Dance­worx 30+ Adult Jazz group (from left) Rose­mary King, Lynn Evely, Katie O’Leary and Mackenzie Keats.

The Dance­worx Youth Per­form­ing Group (front, from left) Abi­gail Clark, Kelsey Par­sons, Erin His­cock, Erica Evely; (back) Trin­ity Deer­ing, Samie Snow, Hay­ley Power, Kiera Legge and Hannah Doyle.

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