Celebrate Talent!!!

We just finished competing at the Celebrate Talent right here in Branson. This was our first time competing at this competition, and we were truly impressed! It was run in such a professional manner, very organized, with great talent and friendly people!! Not only did they have a free master class the night before but they offer scholarship prizes as well!!
Our dancers were fabulous this weekend as well! While all of our dancers received very high scores we would like to recognize some of the stand out awards!!
First we have to recognize Brittany Wurst and Ana Bernhardi for being the only dancers selected to perform the combination they were taught in the Master Class!! In the Petite Rising Star division. In The Duet category Oogie Boogie (Chloe Cofer & Katie Rose Youngblood)took 2nd place overall, and Cydney Heard was 1st overall in the solo division. Cydney Heard also won high score overall in the Rising Star division for the whole competition. In the Petite Shooting Stars Jet Set ( Kyndall Coker, Brooke Cox & Jenna Bernhardi) won the duo/trio competition!! The Junior division also had some big highlights! In the Rising Stars Ashantae Cummings was 2nd overall. And in the very tough Shooting Stars Brooke Cox was 5th overall and Ana Bernhardi was 3rd overall!
There were also some Special Awards Given out and we are very proud to say that Ana Bernhardi was one of 3 recipients of a very special scholarship to a summer program in Hollywood Ca!! And last but certainly not least Miss Tonya won an award for Best Choreography for Jet Set!!
We are so proud of all of our students, and can’t wait to see what they will be achieving next!!


Miss Victoria on the floor next to Miss Tonya and all our crazy girls!!

Miss Victoria on the floor next to Miss Tonya and all our crazy girls!!

We had an amazing experience at the studio tonight! Victoria Venier award winning singer, song writer, choreographer and director held a master class  at Dance Branson!!! Victoria is the vice president of Matt Davenport Production out of Nashville, TN. She is coming in town to do Production work with Miss Tonya on a show and  graciously agreed to teach a master tap and performance class for our Int and Adv dancers! We all (yes even the teachers!) loved the rhythm tap class, which exposed us all to a few new ideas! Immediately following Victoria gave some very valuable advice about casting, auditioning, and performance quality, which included some one on one critiques! What a fantastic opportunity for our young dancers! And who knows one of these day she may giving one of them a job in a show!!

Exciting times at Tremaine!!

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Tiffany Maher from TV’s So You Think You Can Dance, with some of our junior girls!

We just got back from a crazy fun weekend in St. Louis at the Tremaine dance convention and competition!!! It is such an amazing experience for young dancers!! Not only do they get to be a part of an elite competition, but they also get to take classes for 2 full days from some of the best teachers in the dance community!! Many of them are currently working out of LA and featured in movies, music videos, television and commercial work. They get to learn everything from tap, hip hop, and street, to jazz contemporary and ballet! They love it!! During these classes they also audition for Tremaine scholarships! Only a few are selected per age group and we are very proud to say that 2 of our students were selected to receive scholarships! Congratulations to Kyndall Coker a junior, and Brittany Wurst a senior!!! They rocked!! Several of our students were also finalists for these scholarships!! During the evening the competition starts, and we were very well represented!! we received several 1st and 2nd awards in a variety of different solos, duos, and groups!! Not an easy task I might add as the competition was fierce!! We are so proud of all of our students for representing the studio so well! In addition we had the added bonus of watching one of our very own students, Lezlie Young, work as an apprentice during the weekend. She was one of 60 dancers chosen from across the country to participate in this program, and she did a fabulous job! Cant’t wait for the next big convention/competition……DMI here we come!!!!