Monday, March 30, 2009

Updates Available!

The calendar of events for the next couple months is listed here for you. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ogden Competition Results

As promised here is the follow up to Gertie's email and recap of the Ogden competition results.  

First off, let me just say that we did AWESOME at the competition.  

So awesome in fact, that Derryl Yeager HIMSELF invited us to perform with his professional dance company Odyssey Dance Theatre on Thursday night.  Derryl has been a professional dancer for over 20 years and has performed in many Broadway shows including A Chorus LineDream Girls, and Cats.  He is a choreographer and has directed for many shows at Tuacahn in St. George, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Oklahoma.  He founded the Odyssey Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City and they are currently showing their Spring show at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus.  

The solo dancers all danced BEAUTIFULLY and we are very proud of them.  The competition is AMAZING in Utah.  Talk about a whole other level of dance!  We feel blessed to even be able to be among them!  

Here are the results of the Team Competition.
The ranking is done like medal contention.  Platinum is the highest (they did not give out any at this competition), then High Gold(there were only 6 awarded and we got 3!), Gold, High Silver, and so on.  

Kung Fu  
received a Gold and took first in their division.
Jump Up 
received a Gold and took second in their division.
Cheetah Love 
received a Gold and took first in their division. 
received a High Gold and took first in their division.  
All Dressed in Love 
received a High Silver and took third in their division.
One Step At a Time 
received High Silver and took second in their division.
When I Grow Up 
received a Gold and took first in their division.
Toy Soldier 
received a High Gold and took first in their division.
 received a High Gold and took first in their division.
received a High Silver and took second in their division.
received a High Silver and took second in their division.

In addition they give overall awards in Novice, Intermediate and Advanced categories.  

Centerfield won first in Novice.  
Toy Soldier won second in Intermediate.
Skippin' won first in Advanced.  


Back to Derryl Yeager.  He invited the winner of the overall advanced competition, which is SKIPPIN', to come and perform with Odyssey onTHURSDAY NIGHT!  This is a HUGE honor.  He also asked us to bring TOY SOLDIER to perform as well so we are doing it!  Here is the message from Sam with all the details.  Get your tickets, find your car pool, whatever you need to do!  We are performing on stage with a 
SO exciting.  
Parents, you should be so incredibly proud of your dancers!  I know we are!   


Derryl Yeager, Odyssey Founder, gave me his personal cell phone number (hee hee) and told me to call him with any questions.  This is what I know FOR SURE:

Time: 5:00 pm SHARP 
Where: Kingsbury Hall (University of Utah Campus)
Tickets: 801-581-7100


Sam is calling Derryl Monday to see where the dancers will sit to watch the remainder of the show, because "Skippin" is the 1st number of the night, Derryl does a piece, then "Toy Solider" is 3rd. 

Monday, March 9, 2009

OnStage Dance Classic

Here are the results from our first competition.  The dancers were so great and received so many amazing awards!

Solo's on Friday Night

Sadie Wold 
 1st runner up as well as the award for the best "DRAMA"

Blakeley Smith 
 1st runner up as well as the "Best Choreography" by Gretchen Hunsaker
and "Judges Choice"
(which means each judge gets to pick their favorite soloist!)
Lindee Pickett
 1st runner up...but in my book she was the queen! She was just beautiful that night!

Ashley Wood
 took 4th and was very good for just finishing the dance the night before...she thought she had another week!

Megan Owen 
1st runner up as well and was a very spunky 80's chick!


They have a point system that determines what you place 
so I decided to show just how close we came to taking 1st on some dances!
Skippin 2nd place 175... 1st 179
Mercy 2nd 186... 1st 189
Speed Racer 1st 188....2nd   166
Toy Soldier 1st 194....2nd 168
All Dressed in Love 3rd 173... 2nd Fab 5 174...1st 179 4th...162
When I Grow Up 2nd 186.....1st 187 OH SO CLOSE!
Gravity 2nd 185...1st 193...3rd 171...4th 163
Jump Up 1st 176...2nd 168
Centerfield 1st 175....2nd 169
Kung Fu 1st 186...2nd 178
Cheetah Love 1st 188...2nd 174

Special awards

"Highest Score of the Day" TOY SOLDIER 194
"Pop Drop and Lock" Cheetah Love
"Best Choreography" Toy Soldier! Way to go Samantha Lunt