Congratulations to the Ardell Stone School of Dancing Performing Company! The Ardell Stone dancers competed in Tremaine’s Regional Dance Competition in Washington, DC. The girls competed against dancers from New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. They were judged on technique, showmanship, choreography and costumes.
The Junior Company won 2nd place Lyrical and 3rd place Jazz! This was their first competition!
The Senior Company won 1st place Lyrical and 2nd Place Jazz!
The Ardell Stone dancers also took classes in jazz, ballet, contemporary, street, tap and hip hop dance from some of the leading dance professionals in the country.
In addition, the dancers auditioned for dance scholarships to attend future Tremaine Dance Conventions. Congratulations to Sidney Green for being selected for a Teen Convention Scholarship!
Congratulations to McKenna Hayes (Salem High) – Senior Audition Finalist; Ella Hodson – Teen Audition Finalist; Emily Allara – Junior Audition Finalist.
Photo: Back row, from left: Drew Wesley (Virginia Western), Cameron McCarty (Hidden Valley High), Haley Leipzig (HVHS), Cheyenne Parker (HVHS), Callie Hale (Salem High), Kathryn Kallam (HVHS), Mackenzie Price (SHS), April Martin (Cave Spring High) and Rhiannon Jennings (Patrick Henry High). Front row left to right: Katie Shubert (Franklin Co. High), Robyn Lewis (HVHS), Katie Snyder (PHHS), Maddy Dodd (HVHS), Brianna Cody (Northside High), Sidney Green (Hidden Valley Middle), Samantha Casauay (CSHS), McKenna Hayes (SHS).
Submitted by Lynn Hampton