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Shrewsbury dancers win yet again…

IMG_0497SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Rhythm Dance Company (RDC) participated in Headliners’ Regional Competition held in Worcester, MA on January 25-27, 2013.

RDC brought 50 solos, duos and trios to Regionals and returned home with 14 of their entries making the top ten of their division, 17 Elite Gold Medals, 21 Gold Medals, and 12 High Silvers.

Headliners awards two soloists from each age division the title of Miss Headliner. The age divisions are Child Soloist, Junior Soloist, Teen Soloist, and Senior Soloist.  The judges choose the title winners based on overall performance and dance quality.  Casey Peris (of Shrewsbury), 12, was awarded an Elite Gold and was named Junior Miss Headliner for her solo “Unlike Me”, choreographed by Nicole Kelley.  Two RDC dancers claimed the title of Teen Miss Headliner. Kendra Lippert (of Shrewsbury), 13, who received an Elite Gold and first place overall with her solo “Turn to Stone”, won Teen Miss Headliner for the 13 year-old division.  Naomi Greenspan (of Northborough), 14, receiving an Elite Gold and second place overall in the Teen Soloist division with her performance “I’m Through” was named Teen Miss Headliner for the 14 and 15 year-old division. Nicole Kelley choreographed both award-winning solos.

Rhythm Dance Company’s performers also received many special Judge’s Awards including the duo “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, which received an Elite Gold medal, first place overall in the Child Duo/Trio Division and a Judge’s Award for “Most Entertaining”. The routine was performed by Grace Luiso (of Southborough), 8, and Morgan Shapiro (of Shrewsbury), 7, with choreography done by Nicole Kelley.

Headliners is a competition providing scholarships for the advancement of education to dance students while adhering to a realistic scoring and awards system that focuses on developing relationships, offering support and enriching the dance community.

Rhythm Dance Company’s 2012/2013 Company Soloists: Olivia Alicandro, Marissa Campaniello, Nina Campaniello, Jackie Canzoneri, Haley Coghlin, Kacie Conant, Briana Cunningham, Kayla Daignault, Joli Dantz, Kayla Dantz, Allie Davis, Madison Dugan, Nicole Emery, Emma George, Molly Glynn, Haley Gould, Sara Graham, Naomi Greenspan, Alexa Kassos, Arianna Kassos, Brittany Leland, Kendra Lippert, Grace Luiso, Kira Marderosian, Lucy Marderosian, Anna McGovern, Paige O’Leary, Katie Pascarella, Casey Peris, Katie Radovanic, Lauren Reddington, Caitlin Ryan, Kasey Shapiro, Morgan Shapiro, Emily Spurr.

Rhythm Dance Company will compete at five additional regional competitions this season finishing at the Starpower National Competition at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut in June.  Rhythm Dance Company’s Recital will be held Saturday, June 1st at Worcester State College.

RDC offers Competitive and Performance Level Programs for ages 2.5 through Teen. Classes are offered in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Acro, Contemporary, Boys Only Classes, and Preschool.

Learn more about RDC at www.rhythmdanceco.com or call (508) 366-1003.

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