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Dancing to the World Cup


Some of the most active dance troops in Trinity Conception were recognized at the 5-6-7-8 Showtime performance competition in St. John’s.

Danceworx Studios Inc. in Carbonear and Harbour Music and Dance in Spaniard’s Bay came home from the competition with numerous recognitions, plus several invitations to take part in the Dance World Cup, an annual competition for some of the best acts in Canada and across the world stage. It takes place this July in Whistler, British Columbia.

Out of 16 entries in the competition, Danceworx came home with 15 crystal trophies – six first place finishes, four second place finishes and five third place finishes.

Carbonear Collegiate Level III student Haley Jenkins was a standout performer at the event. She earned two first place finishes in the 16-19 Variety Arts and Street Jazz categories and was invited to attend the Dance World Cup for both performances.

In 2013, she was invited to, and attended, the Paris Dance Tour in France. That year and the following, she was named an outstanding performer by the judges.

The senior jazz class also took first place in the competition and earned an invite to the World Cup.

Made up of primarily Level III students, teacher and choreographer Katie O’Leary told The Compass most of them have been performing for the past four years, since the competition began in St. John’s.

“They have been competing, and watching many of the older students receive invitations these past few years, being so supportive and encouraging to those who received the invites, but always wishing they would get one. It is quite fitting that in their last year they final got their invite,” she explained.

On the second day of competition April 19, Danceworx was named runner up in the 13 and over categories for overall score. They received a $500 cash prize.

“I had no idea we had qualified for the award,” Katie said. “You needed at least 6 entries in at least 3 different categories, they average out the 3 highest scoring dances to determine the winner.”

She choreographed 15 entries in the competition.

At Harbour Music and Dance, five-year-old Bryony Faye Fowler received an invitation to the Dance World Cup in the musical theatre category for performers aged nine and under.

Bryony’s mom Krista Fowler, who is also her dance instructor, said she is very proud of her daughter’s accomplishment.

“I’m still in shock,” she exclaimed. “But she (was) most excited about her award and her flowers from daddy.”

Other awards won by Harbour Music and Dance included two first place finishes and a second place finish.

melissa.jenkins@tc.tc

Danceworx Studios Inc. in Carbonear and Harbour Music and Dance in Spaniard’s Bay came home from the competition with numerous recognitions, plus several invitations to take part in the Dance World Cup, an annual competition for some of the best acts in Canada and across the world stage. It takes place this July in Whistler, British Columbia.

Out of 16 entries in the competition, Danceworx came home with 15 crystal trophies – six first place finishes, four second place finishes and five third place finishes.

Carbonear Collegiate Level III student Haley Jenkins was a standout performer at the event. She earned two first place finishes in the 16-19 Variety Arts and Street Jazz categories and was invited to attend the Dance World Cup for both performances.

In 2013, she was invited to, and attended, the Paris Dance Tour in France. That year and the following, she was named an outstanding performer by the judges.

The senior jazz class also took first place in the competition and earned an invite to the World Cup.

Made up of primarily Level III students, teacher and choreographer Katie O’Leary told The Compass most of them have been performing for the past four years, since the competition began in St. John’s.

“They have been competing, and watching many of the older students receive invitations these past few years, being so supportive and encouraging to those who received the invites, but always wishing they would get one. It is quite fitting that in their last year they final got their invite,” she explained.

On the second day of competition April 19, Danceworx was named runner up in the 13 and over categories for overall score. They received a $500 cash prize.

“I had no idea we had qualified for the award,” Katie said. “You needed at least 6 entries in at least 3 different categories, they average out the 3 highest scoring dances to determine the winner.”

She choreographed 15 entries in the competition.

At Harbour Music and Dance, five-year-old Bryony Faye Fowler received an invitation to the Dance World Cup in the musical theatre category for performers aged nine and under.

Bryony’s mom Krista Fowler, who is also her dance instructor, said she is very proud of her daughter’s accomplishment.

“I’m still in shock,” she exclaimed. “But she (was) most excited about her award and her flowers from daddy.”

Other awards won by Harbour Music and Dance included two first place finishes and a second place finish.

melissa.jenkins@tc.tc

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