Contributed by Just for Kicks Dance Studio
In April, the Just For Kicks Dance Studio took their dancers to the Penticton Kiwanis Dance Festival and to the Vernon Shine Dance Festival. The girls practiced very hard and their efforts were rewarded.
Here are the high achievements from Vernon Shine Dance Festival:
— Annabelle Thomas won gold and third overall high score for her solo.
— Frankie Howe won gold for her solos and Most Promising Dancer.
— Summer Novakowski won golds for both solos and a star performance scholarship.
— Hailey Christie Hoyle won platinum and high score award for jazz solo.
— Junior jazz group Tea Party won gold and second place overall high score for junior groups .
— Intermediate jazz group Werk won gold and third place overall high score, and their teacher Kali Gawley won the choreography award.
Senior dancers won platinum, third place over all, star performance award and outstanding group award with modern dance The Cave. They also won platinum for their hip hop dance and silver for jazz and tap. They also won silver with for lyrical dance.
Other awards received were:
— Trio: Anna Pfeiffer, Brynn Smith and Erin Behncke took home gold for jazz dance.
— Taya Driediger won gold for jazz solo.
— Mikala Tindel won gold for jazz and silver for ballet.
— Brynn Smith won silver for lyrical solo.
— Erin Behncke won gold for tap solo.
— Summer and Makenna won gold for their acro/jazz duet.
Congratulations to all our dancers!
The Just For Kicks year-end recital is coming up fast. Come and see the dancers perform their award winning dances at the recital on May 13-14 at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $8 per person. See you there.