We want to congratulate our remarkable Ballet Department faculty and students on a truly stunning production of Swan Lake! We are so grateful to all our of gifted and generous teachers who put their hearts and souls into this production, and for each one of our incredible ballet students who performed beautifully every single night! We want to say a special thank you to our princes, Barry Gans and Jalen Williams for making this production such a special one! Thank you to the Viewmont Stage Crew, Tery Binkerd, and David Hancock-Taylor for making each performance look so magical! And finally, thank you to our ballet director, Jennifer Wheelwright, for creating a production that allowed our faculty and students to soar!
CAA dancers recently attended the NUVO and Adreneline dance conventions. At NUVO, CAA dancers received:
1st place overall in the junior solo division
2nd place overall in the teen solo division
1st place in the teen, lyrical category
Multiple "break out" and class scholarships
At Adreneline, CAA dancers received:
3rd place overall in the junior solo division
4th place overall in the teen solo division
Multiple "crew" and class scholarships
Great job ladies on a fun first year of competition!!
Congratulations to our Touring Company and Advanced Ballet Companies for their incredible performances at 24 Seven Dance Convention! We had many scholarship winners and many of our soloists placed in their categories!
Here are some of the highlights from the group performances:
11 O'Clock Award (Minis) - As We Walk Through the Clouds
3rd Place Mini Group - Show Me Love
11 O'Clock Award (Juniors) - Birds on a Wire
1st Place Junior Extended Line - Express Yourself
3rd Place Junior Extended Line - Monster
11 O'Clock Award (Teens) - Speech of Foxes
1st Place Teen/Senior Ballet - Dreamscape
1st Place Teen/Senior Musical Theater - Spring Fling
11 O'Clock Award (Seniors) - Supporting Collapse
We are so proud of all our dancers!
We want to thank everyone for making our 5th annual Benefit Concert, "Dance to Make a Difference" such an incredible success. We were so inspired by the amazing support we received as we raised money to support TURN Community Services and Promethean Spark International. Thanks to all of our wonderful dancers, families, and friends, these wonderful organizations will continue to truly make a difference in the lives of people here at home and throughout the world!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ERICA MONSON - REGIONAL WINNER AND RUNNER-UP FOR FOR THE STATE OF UTAH FOR STERLING SCHOLAR IN DANCE!!!!
We are so proud of you and all you have achieved this year!
Congratulations to our school Sterling Scholar Winners in Dance: Maddie Bentenson - Woods Cross High School,
Sierra Dille - Kearns High School, Erica Monson - Bountiful High School. We are so proud of your amazing accomplishments in school and in dance!
We are so grateful for the incredible support we received from our CAA families and our entire community for our annual benefit concert. This year, we were honored to dance to support the incredible work that the African Heartwood Project and World Joy do to help communities throughout Africa. Our drum circle, silent auction, and concert raised thousands of dollars to help these organizations make a difference in our world.
Competition season has started at CAA! A number of our dancers traveled to NUVO conventions in Indianapolis and Boise this month. Five of our dancers were selected as Break Out Artist winners and another four were selected as Break Out Artist finalists! Two of our dancers received DJ Picks for their solos and our soloists placed 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 8th in their various age divisions! Way to go ladies!!
It has been an incredible summer at CAA!! Master classes and beautiful choreography from Jason Parsons, Teddy Forance, Justin Giles, Francisco Gella, Chantel Aguirre, Chelsea Thedinga, Adrian Lee, Michael Keefe, Noel Bajandas, Darrell Moultrie, Peggy Dolkas, Denise Wall, and Kate Crews-Linsley.
Our dancers attended summer conventions across the country and we are excited to see what they learned as we begin classes again in the fall.
Congratulations to our Touring Company on a fantastic performance at NUVO!
1st place overall group -- Disconnect
2nd place overall group -- Reminisce
1st place overall line -- DJ Ease My Mind
1st place lyrical -- Reminisce
1st place contemporary, DJ's Pick, and Best Nu Group -- Disconnect
1st place ballet -- Cello
Junior and Mini Division: Youthful Trek (Junior Division) -- 2nd place overall Group category, 1st place contemporary, Best Nu Group Tesselate (Mini Division) -- 3rd place overall Line category
Solos: CAA students placed 1st and 3rd in the Teen division and 3rd in the Junior division.
In addition, multiple CAA students were finalists for the Breakout Dancer Scholarship and one student won the Breakout Dancer Scholarship. Way to go ladies! Great end to Season 2!! Can't wait for Season 3 to begin!