Butte dancers rake in honors, awards, scholarships

The Dynamic Dance & Tumbling Company of Butte attended two regional competitions this season and won top honors, awards and scholarships at both.

At the West Coast Dance Explosion in Las Vegas in January, the company was selected as one of the top studios in the region, which includes Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and California.

With a maximum score of 300, the Butte Company was awarded a 297 for three of its routines. The majority of their additional routines scored a 290-295.

It was an amazing experience which qualified the Butte kids to, again, attend the most advanced level of a national dance competition offered.

The entire company will compete against the Top 100 studios who, by invitation only, were selected by West Coast Dance Explosion to battle it out for the overall title. Studios attending will not only be from the U.S. but also from France, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Canada.

Hannah McGrath

Hannah McGrath

More than 20 scholarships have been given to members of the Dynamic Dance & Tumbling Company to continue to attend workshops to further their dance educations, free of charge. Seven students from the Butte Company received the prestigious, Elite Dancer Title which awards the dancers an opportunity to compete a solo and audition with those around the world who have also received the title.

The over-all winner receives the National Elite Dancer Award. The dancers from the Dynamic Company with the Regional Elite Title are as follows: Cati Carmody, Chelbe Cashell, Coby Cashell, Josh Colvin, Maggie Joyce, Bailey Kasperick and Claire Kronenberger.

The 2015 West Coast Dance Explosion National Showdown Competition is in July.

Claire Kronenberger

Claire Kronenberger

The second competition the Dynamic Company attended this year was the Thunderstruck Dance Competition in Billings. After a three-day competition, the company was the highest scoring and most diverse studio in the entire competition and was given the Top Studio Award.

The Butte dancers also received the majority of the overall high scores and cash awards in every age division. The Dynamic Company was further recognized with the Tap Excellence Award for having the most outstanding tap abilities in the competition. Overall, it was an extremely successful event for the Butte Company.

The Dynamic Dance & Tumbling Company will be having a show which will showcase all of its award winning routines on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Mother Lode Theatre. Another show scheduled for Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. also at the Mother Lode Theatre.

Both shows will be open to the public. For ticketing information, call Amy at 491-2061.

For more information on the Dynamic Dance & Tumbling Company and also the studio, The Dynamic Dance & Tumbling Academy, which offers classes of all levels for ages 3-19, visit dynamicdanceco.com.

The Dynamic Dance & Tumbling Company is under the direction of Krista Harrington.

The 2014-2015 competitive members: Sydney Bates, Emily Campbell, Cati Carmody, Addison Carver, Maiya Carpenter, Chelbe Cashell, Coby Cashell, Madison Chiotti, Hannah Colvin, Josh Colvin, Mylee Demarias, Nikole Davison, Brysynn Dunn, Mollie Drew, Kesley Fivey, Trey Flynn, Taylinn Garrett, Grace Griffin, Kate Johnston, Maggie Joyce, Bailey Kasperick, Lucy Kelly, Kendalyn Kissell, Kieyrah Killoy, Claire Kronenberger, Gianna Liva, Taylor Liva, Jordan Lobb, Kerra Luebeck, Hannah McGrath, Lauren Miranda, Ella Moodry, Gabriella Parini, Sophia Parini, Alicia Russell, Molly Russell, Lauren Sampson, Sadie Steilman, Hope Stillwagon, Jaci Stillwagon, Olivia Stillwagon, Irelyn Summers, Joscelyn Summers, Taylor Tregidga, Aspynn Vetter, Brea Wagner, Kellie Yelenich and Reece Zahler.

Also, the very talented “up and coming” Itty Bitty Dynamic Company, ages 5-8, competed and did great in Billings as well. They are as follows: Sirsea Berger, Haley Carver, Mylee Demarias, Annelise Foley, Annika Jensen, Kendalyn Kissell, Karsyn Lambrecht, Kelsey LeProwse, Joci Petroni, Sadie Steilman, Lauren Sharp, Presli Smith-Anderson, Sawyer Svejkovsky, Brea Wagner and Reece Zahler.

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