Special to the Carson Valley Times · 2 min read
MINDEN, Nev. — The Competition Team from All About Dance in Minden danced their way into the record books last week, with outstanding results in their first ever entry at a National Dance Competition at the prestigious ‘Spotlight’ West Coast Nationals in Seaside, Oregon.
The team, led by Artistic Director/Owner/Choreographer Sarah Guzman and Operations Director/Co Owner, Paula Baker (AKA Paula Poppins) swept up on the podium with 4 National Champion Awards, several Judges Awards and a further 8 routines making it into the top 10. It’s an especially impressive haul when you consider that this is only their 2nd year on the Competition Circuit.
Emily Roe of MES awarded Diamond, 2nd Overall and “Most Entertaining” Award
Georgia Smilth of MES awarded Diamond, 4th Overall and “Technique” Award
Audrey Ruckman of CVMS awarded Ruby
Claire Penwell of CVMS awarded Ruby
Sadie Schumann of PHES awarded Ruby
Gracie Guzman of SES awarded Diamond and 4th Overall
Anya Harvey of CVMS awarded Ruby
Skyller Rice of CVMS awarded Ruby
Andie Murray of PWL awarded Diamond and 1st Overall
Emily Meier of CVMS awarded Diamond and 3rd Overall
Hannah Campbell of DHS awarded Diamond and 9th Overall
Hannah Denhoff of DHS awarded Diamond and 1st Overall
Megan Penwell of DHS awarded Ruby
Megan and Claire Penwell (CVMS & DHS) Tap Duo – Awarded Diamond and 3rd Overall and “Costume” Award
Sarah Guzman of AAD awarded Judges Choreography Award
“At Arms Length” – 1st Overall National Champion – Ruby Division
“Americano” – 1st Overall Division National Champion
“Dr. Dr.” Top 4 National Placing – Ruby Division.
Anyone interested in joining the Dance Team, can come to the All About Dance Studio for Dance Team tryouts Friday, July 21st from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. The studio is located at 1758 US Highway 395 Suite D (near the Ironwood Cinema). Ages 6-18 are welcome to tryout for team (must turn 7 by January 2017).