Nearly 60 dancers and their families from Chehalem Valley Dance Academy attended the Spotlight Dance Cup Regional Competition this past weekend at the Oregon Convention Center.
Some highlights include many first time soloists competing, new groups dances making their debut, and overall very positive and supportive camaraderie!
SOME BIG NEWS!!!
Congratulations to Bridget Derville-Teer for scoring a diamonds on both of her solos, being the highest scoring Senior solo (over nearly 125 entries), earning the Cut Above Award for her Self-Choreography Solo, winning the Senior Dance Down (out of nearly 150 dancers), AND for earning the title of Senior Miss Spotlight Portland!!!
We are so proud of Bridget’s dedication to the studio, her training, and to mentoring the younger dancers. She has shown true character in her perseverance, balance, and commitment to excellence in every aspect of her life. Congratulations Bridget!!!
We are also super proud of our Newberg Elite group for earning a diamond and 3rd Overall Highest Scoring Junior Duo/Trio! These girls have worked hard this year and love having Bridget as an assistant in class!
AND – we are super proud of Lillie for being the Ruby Dance Down Finalist for 12 and under! She beat nearly 125 other dancers!!! Girl – you rocked it!
Another group we are proud of is MAC’s Teen Large Group “Stop.” They earned their first ever diamond!!! Amanda did a great job choreographing a dance with a message and the girls committed and performed beautifully. <3
And lastly, Kristen earned the choreography award for both “La Plage,” the Elite Trio with Abby, Emma, and Sydney, and “Time,” Emily’s Contemporary solo. The competition awarded approximately 10 of these awards all weekend and she is absolutely thrilled to have earned 2 of them! It is one of the highest honors and after committing to creating better choreography this year – she is feeling the love!
We are super proud of all of the dancers that participated in the dance downs!!!
Below is a complete list of the results.
California Dreaming, Fauna Ruby
Falling Short, Anna Ruby
Tutti Frutti, Emma S Emerald
I Love Me, Lillian Ruby
Little Red Wagon, Mckinlee Emerald
Oceans, Brigitte Ruby
Set It Off, Audrey Emerald
That Way You Do, Soren Ruby
Dark Knight Vada Ruby, Category Winner, Special Judges Award “Commitment and Conviction”
Anchor, Cora Emerald
Toxic, Madelyn Ruby
Here With Me, AnnaClaire Ruby
Only Girl In The World, Emma Ruby
Queen Bee, Lauren Ruby, Category Winner, Special Judges Award “Shining in the Spotlight”
Crave You, Hailey Ruby
Figure 8, Bridget Self Choreo Diamond, Special Spotlight Award “A Cut Above”
Pretty Good Year, Jenna Diamond
In The Embers, Camille Diamond, 19th Overall Highest Scoring Senior Solo
Enter One, Bridget Diamond, Category Winner, 1st Overall Highest Scoring Senior Solo
Don’t Worry About Me, Brenna Ruby
Volcano, Lillie Ruby
Time For Tea, Jr MT Ruby
La Plage, Elite Diamond, 3rd Overall Highest Scoring Junior Duo/Trio, Special Spotlight Award for Choreography
Get On Your Feet, Maddi Ruby
Pretty Girls, Riley Ruby
Wildside, Peyton Ruby
Friend Like Me, Ella Ruby
Mercy, Mia Emerald
Titanium, Lucy Emerald
Headlights, Mackenzie Emerald
Lost It To Trying, Erzsi Emerald
Time, Emily Diamond, 17th Overall Highest Scoring Teen Solo, Special Spotlight Award for Choreography
Independent Women, PreCo Ruby
Simple Melody, Jr Large Ruby
Hey Girls, Jr Jazz Small Ruby, Category Winner
Jolten Joe Dimaggio, Mac Elite Ruby
Help Me! Jr HH Emerald
Cry Me A River, Teen Small Ruby
Everything In Its Right Place, Teen A Emerald
Time, Production Diamond
Wonderful, Tumbling Diamond
Stop, Mac Teen Diamond
I Can Tell, Hip Hop Ruby
Brain Damage, Senior Large Ruby
Foreign Fields, Mac Teen SMall Ruby, Category Winner
Fear On Fire, Teen B Emerald
Money, Senior Elite Ruby, Industry Dance Awards Nominee, Highest Scoring Musical Theatre
Breathe, Senior Express Diamond
As It Fades, Senior Trio Diamond, Category Winner
Us Against The World, Jenna/Camille Diamond
Holdin On, Mac Trio Ruby
Station, Had/Lil/Add Diamond, 10th Overall Highest Scoring Teen Duo/Trio
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