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Swift Current dancers looking forward to recital after busy competition season

Posted on 18 May 2022 by Prairie Post
#1363: The Dance Studio's Requiem performance won several awards at both the Swift Current Festival of Friends and Kindersley Konnection competitions. Photo by Corla Rokochy, Lasting Impressions Photography

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The Dance Studio of Swift Current completed a busy competition season and is looking forward to hosting its first live recital since 2019.

There was no recital in 2020 and it held a virtual recital in 2021, where dancers performed live in the studio while the audience joined via Zoom.

Dancers cannot wait to be back on stage to perform for family and friends. The studio’s A Touch of Class recital takes place at the Living Sky Event Centre, June 4 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. It will feature all dancers from age 3-18 performing dances of every style.

Tickets are on sale at the Pharmasave Post Office in Swift Current. Prices are $15 for age 3-12 and $25 for age 13 and older.

The Dance Studio of Swift Current students competed in their final two competitions of the season during April.

There were 17 studios in attendance from across Saskatchewan and Alberta at the Kindersley Konnection competition, April 22-24.

The Dance Studio had 31 dancers in attendance and they performed 42 routines (solos, duos, trios, and groups). They took home 31 of the overall awards, and successfully placed with 32 of their routines (three third places, eight second places, 21 first places).

Below are the overall award results for The Dance Studio at Kindersley Konnection.

Choreography awards: Payton Wiebe & Victoria Pegg Ballet Duo – Taylor Neufeld; Hallelujah – Melissa Wallace & Taylor Neufeld; Jailhouse Rock – Melissa Wallace; Spanish Flair – Melissa Wallace & Angela Wright; Requiem – Melissa Wallace, Angela Wright & Taylor Neufeld.

$25 Cash Award: Alex Carleton & Sophie Carlson (Contemporary Ballet Duo); Jayne Service (Ballet Solo); Jocelyne Tufts (Ballet Solo); Jocelyne Tufts (Tap Solo); Karina Spur & Sara Savoy (Song & Dance Duo); Payton Wiebe (Jazz Solo); Sara Savoy (Ballet Solo); Sophie Regier (Song & Dance Solo); Victoria Pegg (Ethnic Solo); Willow McMurtry (Jazz Solo); Santa Maria.

Special Recognition Award: Ellie Peters & Nevaeh Ginter (Demi-Character Duo); Let’s Dance; Never Enough.

Scholarship to a dancer that excels in performance: Payton Wiebe & Sophie Regier.

Other awards: The Dance Studio 6-month subscription to Acro Dance Resource Centre (for a teacher who excels in Acro); Dream On (Studio Standout Award); Let’s Dance (High Mark Acro Group 12 & Under); Hallelujah (High Mark Pointe Group); Spanish Flair (High Mark Ballet Group 12 & Under); Sea Shanty (High Mark Open / Ethnic Group 12 & Under); Requiem (High Mark Open / Ethnic Group 13 & Over); Victoria Pegg (Highland Solo High Mark Solo 12 & Under); Payton Wiebe & Victoria Pegg (Ballet Duo High Mark Duo / Trio 12 & Under); Requiem (Overall Choreography Award – Adjudicator A).

There were seven studios from across Saskatchewan in attendance at the Swift Current Festival of Friends competition, April 29-30.

There were 31 students from The Dance Studio in attendance. They performed 42 routines (solos, duos, trios, and groups), and students won 12 of the overall awards.

Below are the 12 overall awards won by The Dance Studio at the Swift Current Festival of Friends:

Sara Savoy (Ballet Solo Adjudicator’s Choice Award); Jocelyne Tufts (Tap Solo Adjudicator’s Choice Award); Argyll Street (Adjudicator’s Choice Award); Jailhouse Rock (Adjudicator’s Choice Award); Dream On (Adjudicator’s Choice Award); Payton Wiebe (Division I & II Solo High Score Runner-Up); Sophie Regier (Division IV Solo High Score); Karina Spur & Sara Savoy (Division III Duo/Trio High Score); Brianna Dash (Division V Overall High Score); Hallelujah (Division IV Group High Score Runner-Up); Requiem (Division IV Group High Score); Sophie Regier (High Mark overall – Broadway/Fever/HipHop).

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