Dancers from Eckville’s Phoenix Dance pose for a photo after competing in their first competition with the studio. The dancers performed at Danceworks Central Alberta Dance Festival at Red Deer College over the weekend. Photo Submitted

Eckville dancers place at first competition with Phoenix Dance

The dancers competed in Red Deer at the Danceworks Central Alberta Dance Festival

Dancers from Phoenix Dance participated in their first competition this past weekend at the Danceworks Central Alberta Dance Festival (CADF) at Red Deer College. The dance studio took the senior dance groups and three soloists to compete, all of who did very well, according to dance instructor and the owner of the studio Tianna Nason.

The following are the medal winners from the weekend”

Senior Tap – The Phoenix – Gold

Senior Tap 2 – What Do You Meme – Gold

Ballet Trio – Flight Of The Phoenix – Gold

Taylor Johnson’s lyrical solo 17 years – High Silver

Sydney Meyer’s lyrical solo 17 years – High Gold

Dannica Meyer’s tap solo 13 year – Platinum and an Adjudicator’s Award.

Nason said the Adjudicator’s Award was for the “fastest cross over drawback sequence ending in a double pickup that [the adjudicator] had ever seen.”

Nason says she is “so proud of her dancers and the hard work they’ve put in.” She add that she can’t wait to start next year’s session with more opportunities for competitions.

Phoenix Dance is finishing up its first year open in Eckville. Nason opened the doors to students wanting to learn to dance in October 2018.

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