Alfonso Academy dancers win big at local competition

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April 17, 2017
Local dancers have the opportunity to audition to join New Light Dance Project
Miramar Beach, FLA.  (April 17, 2017) – Alfonso Academy’s New Light Dance Project members received a Platinum Elite Award for each of their 14 dance numbers in the Inspire National Dance Competition held at the Mattie Kelley Arts Center in Niceville, Florida, on March 24-26.

Tatumn Dowdy won Top First Overall, the highest score of all 11 and under petite/mini/junior solos for her dance “Gucci This, Louis That.” She also won 1st Place Junior Competition Soloist, and the Judge’s Choice/Special Award for precision.

In the teen/senior soloist category, Addison Jenrich won Top First Overall, the highest score of all 12 and over Teen/Senior/Adult solos, duos, and trios for her dance “The Evicted Soul,” choreographed by Melissa “MJ” Jackson. Jenrich also took home 1st Place Teen Competition Elite Soloist, and the Judge’s Choice/Special Award for precision.

For teen small groups, Sydney Reaves, Tatumn Dowdy, Henley Dowdy, Addison Jenrich, and Elle Danjean won Top First Overall, the highest scoring group for the entire weekend, for their dance “Believe,” choreographed by Alfonso Academy Director, Mary Elizabeth Alfonso. They won 1st place Teen Competition Elite Small Group, and the Judge’s Choice/Special Award for technique.

Alfonso Academy is gearing up for a very busy summer, with auditions for the New Light Dance Project (NLDP) starting on Saturday, May 20th, which will be an Audition Prep Workshop for dancers interested in learning more about what to expect. Two more auditions will take place on July 29th and August 19th. Private auditions are available upon request with the Director.

The second annual Alfonso Academy Dance Concert, called “Soul to Sole,” will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 5 PM at the Linkside Exhibit Hall within the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and will showcase everything the dancers have learned in their classes throughout the year. Alfonso Academy will also host two weeks of summer intensive programs in July. More details on pricing, guest instructors and specific dates to be announced soon. 
Whitney Lee