Act 1 Talent Recap 2019

Apr 16, 2019 | Studio News

This past weekend we spent 3 days at Act 1 Talent Dance Competition at Lake Oswego High School. Karley, Courtney, Rae and Lindsey all joined Kristen for different parts of the weekend supporting our dancers and families. From the get go, we could tell that the dancers were feeling different! More focused and also very positive! We spent the weekend hugging and high-fiveing, clapping, cheering, and trying to find parking. Families camped out and overall, the majority of our dances looked cleaner and more refined, with more energy and lots of facial expressions! One thing that the PC staff has focused on in the last few weeks is being more direct and individualized feedback in rehearsal and backstage. Some other great moments from the weekend include some of the Seniors and their moms helping Addisyn get ready for her Prom, the McKays bringing their own folding table to the lobby, Tiernan ROCKING the Teen/Senior class and earning a scholarship (see below for more), watching girls run back to love on their teammates coming off stage. But my favorite was being awarded THE Studio Spirit Award for the whole competition for having AMAZING/positive/supportive dancers, parents, and staff. It is our first competition BANNER!!! I couldn’t be more proud of CVDA for earning this recognition. Thank you all for living Dance Skills are Life Skills.

Watch the video here! CVDAAct1SpiritAward

Below is a list of awards and recognition.

Start A War – High Gold

Awards Night – Platinum

Waves – High Gold

Hey Soul Sister – High Gold

That Other Girl – Platinum, Category Winner, 6th Overall Teen Second Act Solo, Judges Award for Intense Focus, Elite Award for near perfect score

NFL – High Gold, 3rd Overall First Act Petite Solo

Youngblood – Platinum, 2nd Overall First Act Petite Solo

Dear Future Husband – High Gold, 1st Overall First Act Petite Duo/Trio

Retrograde – High Gold, 7th Overall Second Act Junior Small Group

Mary Poppins – Platinum, 1st Overall First Act Junior Small Group

Spice Up Your Life – High Gold, Special Judges Shimmy and Shake Award

85 – High Gold

Hot Hot Hot – Platinum, 3rd Overall Preview Mini Small Group, Act 1 Award for Entertainment

Lollipop – High Gold, 8th Overall Preview Petite Small Group, Act 1 Award for Best Costume

C’est La Vie – High Gold, 2nd Overall Petite First Act Small Group

Sassy Girl – High Gold

OMIGOD YOU GUYS – Platinum, Judges Pretty In Pink Award, 

Summertime – High Gold, 10th Overall First Act Junior Large Group

Hourglass – Platinum, 2nd Overall Teen Preview Small Group

Summer – High Gold

Runaway – Platinum, Judges Totally Together Award, 3rd Overall Teen Second Act Small Group, Elite Award for near perfect score

Shooting Arrows at the Sky – High Gold

Interference – High Gold

Motion Picture Soundtrack – Platinum

Came Here For Love – High Gold

Rise – High Gold

Canned Heat – High Gold

Burnin Up – High Gold

Bulletproof – High Gold

Back to Black – Platinum, 7th Overall Teen Second Act Large Group, Elite Award for near perfect score 

Fighting Shadows – High Gold, 4th Overall Junior Second Act Duo/Trio

Weekendz – Platinum, 9th Overall Teen Second Act Large Group

Let’s Dance – Platinum, 1st Overall Teen Second Act Production

Razze Dazzle – Platinum

Lost My Mind – Platinum, 4th Overall Senior Second Act Solo, Elite Award for near perfect score, Judges Award Fierce Focus Change 

You Can’t Stop Me – Platinum, 7th Overall Senior Second Act Duo/Trio

Studio Spirit Award for Sportsmanship, Spirit, and Overall Good Humanness 


****Description of Tiernan’s Scholarship!!****

$2000 scholarship toward attendance at the “Be Discovered NYC Thanksgiving Parade Intensive” Nov 22nd-Nov 29th. 

-Travel to New York City, the entertainment capital of the world at one of the most magical times of the year

-Take private group classes in Jazz, Theatre Dance and more with world class Broadway, Ailey and New York teaching artists.

-Participate in industry chats, Q & A’s, autograph signing sessions and photo taking opportunities

-See a hit Broadway show

-Take classes at Broadway Dance Center, New York’s studio to the stars in the styles of your choice

-Rehearse with top professionals who will get you ready for your television debut!

-Perform for millions of cheering fans down New York’s famous streets like Central Park and 6th Ave on Thanksgiving Day!

-Make your dance dreams come true performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade with the Spirit of America dancers, broadcast live on NBC!

-Meet a dance agent and learn about the business and auditioning.

Network with other dancers, choreographers and industry leaders who will inspire and mentor you.

-Attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall!

-Experience breathtaking views of NYC on our Empire State Building outing.

-Visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

-Enjoy a Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise around Manhattan!

-Have a professional photo shoot with a celebrity photographer.

Stay tuned for info about her fundraising! <3