We truly have had the best week ever watching our dancers rehearse for and perform in "Collective Soul", our annual Contemporary Concert. Our incredible faculty created the most fun, beautiful and inspirational pieces to highlight the hard work their dancers have put in at the studio all year! Congratulations to all of our dancers for putting their hearts into each gorgeous dance! Thank you to our faculty for putting their souls into every step. And thank you to Viewmont High School and their wonderful stage crew for taking such great care of us once again! We couldn't have asked for a more uplifting week with more inspiring people!
We are so excited to announce that two of our students - Emma Schipaanboord (Mini Tour Company) and Danielle Dreis (Senior Advanced Ballet Company) - were state winners in Utah's PTA Reflections contest for choreography! We are always amazed by the remarkable things our dancers are achieving outside of the studio. Congratulations, Danielle and Emma! Your pieces were absolutely beautiful!
We are thrilled to announce that Danielle Dreis was a regional winner and state finalist for Sterling Scholar in Dance! In addition to this incredible honor, Danielle has received a Ballet Scholarship to the University of Utah's Department of Dance and has been accepted into the Joffrey Ballet trainee program in New York! Congratulations, Danielle! We are so proud of your accomplishments and cannot wait to see where you dance career takes you!
Our Performing Companies performed at the Utah Dance Championships in Ogden and did an amazing job representing CAA! All of their dances placed in the top two of their categories, Juniors received an Overall Judges Choice Award for their jazz piece "Mink Schmink" and they earned a Specialty Award for Technique and Formation as a studio! Congratulations Performing Company!!!
Congratulations to our Touring, Advanced Ballet, and Premiere Companies who had an absolutely stunning weekend of performances! Premiere Company competed at Releve in Saratoga Springs while our Touring and Advanced Ballet Companies represented CAA at NUVO Dance Convention in Salt Lake City. Premiere Company was awarded several High Point Awards and a special Showmanship Award for Junior Premiere's jazz piece "Hold My Hand." Our Touring and Ballet Company dancers once again earned individual recognition through many class and convention scholarships as well as wonderful solo placements in all categories. Here are some of the group placements from NUVO:
Best NU Group (Minis): Show Me Love
Best NU Group (Juniors): Fail for You
Best NU Group (Teens) & 1st Overall Teen Line: Here and After
Best NU Group (Seniors) & 1st Overall Senior Line: Supporting Collapse
1st Overall Mini/Junior Musical Theater: Birds on a Wire
1st Overall Teen Extended Line: Speech of Foxes
1st Overall Teen/Senior Musical Theater: Spring Fling
1st Overall Teen/Senior Ballet & 1st Overall Teen Production: Dreamscape
Congratulations dancers! What an incredible way to cap an amazing season!