FAIRBORN — The Miami Valley Dance Center (MVDC) has announced its 2014 Competition Dance Team members.
Ranging in ages from 7 to 18 years-old, the MVDC Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, and Diamonds compete in Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop.
Coming off their award winning performances at the Open World Cup Finals for Creation Dance Championships in Sandusky, the MVDC competition team has completed four months of intense technique work and specific routine rehearsals.
“The dancers have been working very hard this season and we are putting the final touches on this year’s routines,” said MVDC Director Kelly Fuller. “The choreographers have been challenging the dancers with more demanding choreography this season and we are very excited to see the end results.”
Starting in February, the team will travel a challenging competition circuit including events in Dayton, Mason, and Columbus, culminating in the National Championship in Fort Walton, Fla.
Ruby Jazz dancers include Kendal Fahl, Victoria Kempton, Raeanne Richard and Madelyn Stankas. With routines in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Hip Hop, the Sapphires are Alivia Accurso, Ashley Barretto, Jack Cerminaro, Zoe Cerminaro, Morgan Fahl, Emily Fields, Peytyn Hall, Madison Hoover, Jillian Jacobson, Jaiden Newsome, Grant Shaffer, Jolie Stankas, Julia Stultz, and Kaylee Vance.
Thaliyah Cools-Lartigue, Nicole Cox, Bailey Fahl, Morgan Fahl, Lauren Fields, Michaela Hall, Hannah Lewis, Justyne Lyons, Lauren Magee, Erin McCoy, Abigail Minton, Alexis Minton, Hannah Purdin, Abigail Ross, Christina Ross, Grant Shaffer, Alicia Sylvester, Tori Thornton, Carissa Vance, Megan Walter, and Madison Wilson are the Emeralds Dancers specializing in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Tap.
Diamond members include Nicole Cox, Lauren Fields, Justyne Lyons, Lauren Magee, Erin McCoy, Abigail Minton, Alexis Minton, Abigail Ross, Christian Ross, Tori Thornton, Carissa Vance, Megan Walter, and Madison Wilson and will be performing Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical routines.
Fans can follow the team’s progress and competition results at the MVDC website www.miamivalleydancecenter.com.