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Roswell Dance Starz Shines at Competition

Post Date:02/14/2019 9:30 AM
The Roswell Dance Starz competitive team is celebrating sweeping wins after recently participating in the Celebration Dance Talent Competition at the Infinite Energy Center. 

Winners from the Roswell Dance Starz competitive team at the competition include:

• Nora Wilson: Named “Outstanding Teen Dancer” and a recipient of scholarship to The Hollywood Summer Tour, an invitation-only professional development program
• Abigail Sobel and Charlotte Mixon’s duet “Even Then”: Platinum and 1st place overall high score in senior duet/trio advanced division and special “Show Stopper” award
• Abigail Sobel's solo "All We Do": Platinum and 1st place overall in contemporary division, received 2nd overall high score of all senior solos in advanced division
• Ana Lazardi's solo "Waves": Platinum and 4th high score overall senior solo in the advanced division, named a "Dancer of the Year" finalist and invited to Nationals Celebration Talent Company
• Campbell Griffin and Carrie Gronholm’s duet "Honest": High gold and 1st place overall high score in teen duet/trio intermediate division
• Senior small group performance "Confident": High gold and 3rd overall high score in senior small group advanced division 
• Senior small group "I Miss Her": High gold and 4th overall high score in the senior small group advance division 
• Junior small group performance “Americano”: High gold and 1st place overall high score junior small group in intermediate division and special judges performance award
• Cailin Clark's solo "Yours": High gold, advanced division
• Ellie Tropauer's solo " Instead": High gold, advanced division
• Abbey Manus's solo "This Girl": Gold, advanced division

Competition Team Coordinator, Katie Owerbach, says participation in competition is an integral part of growth as a dancer and as a person. “It's not all about winning; it's about challenging. Our goal is to bring a healthy competitive spirit to our dancers, inspiring them to push their limits to achieve physical and mental breakthroughs that will increase their range as dancers.” 

Now in its seventh season, the competitive team is part of the Roswell Dance Starz Company and membership is by audition only. Once committed to the team, dancers are required to participate in the scheduled competitions as well as perfect their technique in regular scheduled Dance Starz classes. In addition, the competition team attends regular dance conventions where they take master classes from some of the industry’s leading instructors and choreographers.

For more information on Roswell Dance Starz, please contact Nicole Brook at nbrook@roswellgov.com
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