Four State dance team takes home titles & will perform on

DALLAS, Texas. — A neighborhood dance troop took absent 3 best titles at a nationwide dance opposition.

Christi Leonard’s Dance Academy, centered out of Carl Junction, Missouri and Miami, Oklahoma, were acknowledged as Grand National Champions with a Huge Team – Line Junior Crystal Grand Showcase titled, “All Aboard” (underneath).

All Aboard: (entrance remaining to proper): Rosalea Crafton, Delaina Wells, Willa Fecke, Blair McCarley. (2nd row remaining to ideal): Emma Clare McCormick, Luci Lamb, Izzy Wahl, Kylie Smith, Olivia Robinson, Alivia Allgood. (3rd row left to ideal): Dani Owens, Taytum Scott, Jacob Jordan, Kiah Payton, Alexis Brodrick, Zoey Brewster, Autumn Campbell. (back again row remaining to suitable): Ella Moore, Keely Barngrover, Catelynn Jauert, Kailey Brewster, Lexi Johnson.

Leonard’s group is composed of 20 dancers – 13 of which are previous title winners.

In addition to the Massive Group’s recognition, Leonard’s dancers acquired another Grand National Champion title in the Modest Group Senior Diamond division with a modest team number titled, “Fever”. Dancers right here array from 14 – 18 several years outdated.

Fever (pictured from still left to ideal): Zoey Brewster, Kiah Payton, Alexis Brodrick, Keely Barngrover

The last dance to choose residence the honor of 2nd Place overall was a Junior substantial team titled, “Burning Love”. Dancers selection in age from 6 – 10 many years old.

Burning Like (front still left to appropriate): Rosalea Crafton, Willa Fecke, Delaina Wells, Blair McCarley. (Back again left to appropriate): Luci Lamb, Jacob Jordan, Taytum Scott, Emma Clare McCormick.

Leonard said the group’s do the job has compensated off after commencing choreography in November of very last 12 months. Due to the fact then, they have practiced almost every weekend, according to a launch. Dancers competed in regional dance competitions all over the spring in preparing for this national dance competition. 

The up coming halt for the “All Aboard” dancers is Disney Earth where they have been invited to execute on the Disney Entire world Phase in Orlando, Fl in July 2023. 

“My dancers worked so tough all year preparing for this minute,” claimed Leonard. “I could not be much more proud of them and I am so energized for their achievement.”

Christi Leonard’s Dance Academy has two studio locations: Miami, Oklahoma  and Carl Junction, Missouri.

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