Four State dance team takes home titles & will perform on Disney World Stage next year | KSNF/KODE


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DALLAS, Texas. — A regional dance troop took away a few top rated titles at a national dance competitors.

Christi Leonard’s Dance Academy, centered out of Carl Junction, Missouri and Miami, Oklahoma, were being regarded as Grand Nationwide Champions with a Massive Group – Line Junior Crystal Grand Showcase titled, “All Aboard” (under).

All Aboard: (entrance left to right): Rosalea Crafton, Delaina Wells, Willa Fecke, Blair McCarley. (second row remaining to proper): Emma Clare McCormick, Luci Lamb, Izzy Wahl, Kylie Smith, Olivia Robinson, Alivia Allgood. (third row remaining to ideal): Dani Owens, Taytum Scott, Jacob Jordan, Kiah Payton, Alexis Brodrick, Zoey Brewster, Autumn Campbell. (again row still left to proper): Ella Moore, Keely Barngrover, Catelynn Jauert, Kailey Brewster, Lexi Johnson.

Leonard’s crew is composed of 20 dancers – 13 of which are past title winners.

In addition to the Big Group’s recognition, Leonard’s dancers gained a different Grand Nationwide Champion title in the Tiny Group Senior Diamond division with a compact group amount titled, “Fever”. Dancers here assortment from 14 – 18 yrs previous.

Fever (pictured from left to ideal): Zoey Brewster, Kiah Payton, Alexis Brodrick, Keely Barngrover

The last dance to acquire dwelling the honor of 2nd Spot in general was a Junior substantial team titled, “Burning Love”. Dancers vary in age from 6 – 10 years outdated.

Burning Enjoy (front left to ideal): Rosalea Crafton, Willa Fecke, Delaina Wells, Blair McCarley. (Again still left to right): Luci Lamb, Jacob Jordan, Taytum Scott, Emma Clare McCormick.

Leonard stated the group’s work has compensated off immediately after beginning choreography in November of final yr. Since then, they have practiced just about each weekend, according to a launch. Dancers competed in regional dance competitions in the course of the spring in planning for this nationwide dance level of competition. 

The up coming halt for the “All Aboard” dancers is Disney World where by they have been invited to perform on the Disney Entire world Stage in Orlando, Fl in July 2023. 

“My dancers labored so difficult all time planning for this instant,” stated Leonard. “I couldn’t be far more very pleased of them and I am so thrilled for their success.”

Christi Leonard’s Dance Academy has two studio spots: Miami, Oklahoma  and Carl Junction, Missouri.

By Harriet