SEMINOLE – DanceMakers national competition in Myrtle Beach, S.C., brought national honors for the talented dancers from Susan Hartley’s DANCEMOVES Studio.
“Our dancers worked hard all year for this event ... I couldn’t have been more proud,” said Hartley.
“The best part is that they are so supportive of each other,” said Elizabeth Hartley, a teacher at DANCEMOVES.
Scoring first place in the petite division was tap group American Patrol, jazz duo Lulu’s Back in Town and tap duo Tap Your Troubles Away. In second place was jazz group Greased Lightning and lyrical group Voice Within.
The junior division brought home first places with its variety duo Rhapsody in Blue, tap group I’ve Got Rhythm, pointe trio I Can Love You Like That and production variety Return to Oz. Second place went to tap duo Forget About the Boy.
The first place overall winner in the juniors division was Rhapsody in Blue, an amazing acrobatic and lyrical piece performed by Alyssa Marshall, 14, and Sarah Racey, 12. This routine was described as the most exquisite routine ever seen by one of the convention staff members.
The third place overall winner in the petites division was Tap Your Troubles Away, a tap routine performed by Kayla Tullos, 10, and Victoria Marshall, 10.
For information on community performances, call Susan Hartley at 398-5678.