Chickasaw Country Dance Staff tops at first competitors of the season

Months of courses and follow have paid off for 48 dancers on the Chickasaw Country aggressive dance team. The group performed Feb. 7-9 all through their initial opposition of the time.

The dancers competed in the Encore Doing Arts Showcase dance level of competition at Rose Point out College or university in Midwest Metropolis, Okla. The group took all round superior rating at the event.

Dancers also garnered 14 platinum and eight extremely significant gold scoring awards. They also took home two out of the three judges’ option awards, affiliation of dance levels of competition and conference award and dance ambassador of Oklahoma award. This is the initial time for a studio to get all a few awards in the Encore showcase.

Particular person honors included Addalee Dedmon, who was named Oklahoma Skip Encore and Countrywide Dance Conference Scholarship. Weslyn Romines gained the photogenic award (mini) and Abigail Stanberry gained the photogenic award (junior).

Dance staff students array in age from four to 18. In addition to the frequent dance lessons, group members do the job on competitiveness routines at techniques.

Dance courses are open to citizens, Chickasaw Nation worker family members and the basic community. Auditions acquire place through the application time period in the summer season. Classes are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Could to September.

College students can discover ballet, clogging, acrobatic, modern, lyrical, tap and hip hop dance.

Classes do the job toward recital performances alongside with the competitions. Aggressive groups consist of 48 dancers out of the 250 learners who participate in lessons.

The Chickasaw Country Dance Studio is at 832 Arlington Centre in Ada, Okla. Find much more information and facts at Chickasaw.net/Dance.