Lily Overholser and Tori Kiser performed their duet in the twelve to fourteen age category (ages are averaged). Their contemporary duet was to "Feel My Love" for which they were awarded Five Stars, Contemporary Winner and won Sixth Overall. Their performance was choreographed by Casia Basia and taught by Ms. Lois. This is the second year for Tori and Lily to perform together.
JDC performed duets and solos in the age fifteen-to-nineteen advanced level
Lauryn Hague performed her Jazz to "Control" in the twelve to fourteen age group and was awarded Five Stars. Ms. Rachel choreographed and taught this performance.
JDC had several performances entered in the Advanced Level
Shown here is Hayes McMahan who performed to "I Put a Spell on You" in the Open Category in the nine to eleven age group. Hayes was awarded Five Stars, was the Open Category Winner, was Junior Miss Starpower Winner and won First Overall. Shown to the right with Hayes are Kaylee and Lily.
Lily Overholser performed her contemporary to "Angel by the Wing" in the Nne to Eleven Solos. Lily was awarded Five Stars, received a World Dance Pageant Invitation, was the Contemporary Category Winner, placed Second place for Junior Miss Starpower and placed Second Overall. Her performance was choreographed by Casia Basia and taught by Ms. Lois. Lily also competed in Jax Gym Level Six this year.
Aubrey Hague performed her Lyrical to "Head Above Water" in the eight and under solos. Aubrey was awarded Five Stars, was the Lyrical Category Winner, received a Power Pak Invitation and placed Third Overall. Ms. Rachel was the choreographer and instructor for this performance. Aubrey was on the Jax Gym Level Four Team this year. This was her third year to compete for Jax Gym, beginning at Level Two, then Level Three and will compete at State Meet this month at Level Four.
Trent Armstrong performed his first solo in the Open Category (ages nine to eleven) to "Such a Night." Trent was awarded 4.75 Stars, was the Open Category Winner and placed Third overall. This performance was choreographed by Kyle Plunkett and taught by Ms. Lois
JDC had three numbers performed in the Intermediate Level
Caia Sharp and Mira Fischer performed their Jazz to "I'm Your Girl" and were awarded 4.75 stars, were the Jazz Category Winner; Judges' Choice Award for "Dynamic Duo" and won First Place Overall. The performance was choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel. This is the first year for these two dancers to compete
Competing Jazz to "Get Your Sparkle On" were Adaline Trent and Zurhina Williams. These dancers are just four and five years old. There were awarded 4.75 Stars; were Jazz Category Winner and received Eighth Overall. Ms. Lois is the choreographer and instructor for this dance. Adaline also competed forJax Gym Level One Team this year.
Josie Epperson competed Jazz to "Rockstar" and receiveived 4.75 Stars and Tenth Overall. Sorry they did'nt get a pic of her in costume. Ms. Rachel was choreographer and instructor for this performance.
Competing in the Novice, Eight-and-Under Category duets were the following JDC dancers:
Kaylee Pelkey performed her Lyrical for"My Always" and she was awarded Five Stars and Lyrical Category Winner for ages eight and under and received Third Overall. Ms. Lois was the choreographer and instructor for this performance.
Competing in the Novice, Eight-and-Under Category solos were the following JDC dancers:
Jacksonville Dance Company (JDC) Competes at Their First
Competition of the 2021 Season - Solos and Duets
Jacksonville Dance Company, better known as JDC, whose home studio is Huff 'n Puff in Jacksonville, competed Solos and Duets in the Starpower Competition held at Robinson Auditorium in Little Rock. JDC competed Sunday; dance competitions are being held a little differently these days due to Covid. The competitions are held so that each dance company has their own time to compete and each studio competes at one time; in other words, a block of time is for their studio only. Scores and winners are announced at the end of the day. This way the studio is not exposed to other studios. JDC was able to attend only one competition last year that was run in this same manner. JDC was up against some large studios and we are quite proud of our dancers. When the competition is held in this way (the only way they can be held, actually, at this time,) it makes it more difficult to get photos, but the instructors did the best they could and we will display what we can. The JDC dancers range in age from four to seventeen. This is the first year for some of the dancers to compete and others have been at Huff 'n Puff and JDC since they were as young as some of these beginning dancers are now. The Mini's were taken to competitions two years ago (this being their third year to compete) and this is the first year for the Itty Bitties to compete. We are proud of JDC and the dancers who have supported JDC. Ms. Lois and Ms. Rachel have done a fantastic job getting these performers ready for competition.
Each Competition Company has its own way of scoring and age groups, etc. Starpower scores were numbered from one to five with the highest being five Elite. Levels of competition were novice, intermediate and advanced. Age breakdowns were eight and under, nine to eleven, twelve to fourteen and fifteen to nineteen. JDC competed only solos and duets in this competition. Results follow below.
Landree Malloy performed her lyrical to "Rainbow" and she was awarded Five Stars; Judges Choice Award of "Light up the Room"; Lyrical Category Winner for ages six and under and placed Fourth Overall. Ms. Lois was the choreographer and teacher for this performance. Landree also competed for Jax Gym Level One this year.
Lindsay Hague competed her contemporary to "Champion" and was awarded Five Stars. This performance was choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel
Mae Armstrong competed her lyrical to "Ashes" for which she was awarded 4.75 stars. This performance was choreographed and taught by Ms. Lois. Mae also com-petes Xcel Diamond in the Jax Gym Team. She is also assist-ant coach for Jax Gym Level Two gymnasts
Mae Armstrong is now competing in the15 to 19 age bracket. She performed her jazz to "Fever" and received Five Stars. This performance was choreographed and taught by Ms. Lois
Tori Kiser performed her Contemporary to "At Last" for which she received Five Stars. This performance was choreographed by Casia Basia and is taught by Ms. Lois.
No photos are available of Chandler Dean. Chandler performed her contemporary to "Stand Up" and she was awarded Five Stars. Chandler performed jazz to "Emotions" and received 4.75 stars. Both of the performances were choreographed and taught by Ms. Rachel. (Leaving this space in case we can at least get screen shots of Chandler.)
Tori Kiser performed her dance to "Best Shot" in the Open Category for which she was was awarded Five Stars and a Power Pak Invitation. This performance was choreographed by Casia Basia and is taught by Ms. Lois.
Tori Kiser and Myla McGhee performed their contemporary dance to "Water" and were awarded Five Stars; Judges' Choice Award for "Endless Emotion"; were Contemporary Category Winners and placed Tenth Overall. This performance was choreographed by Casia Basia and taught by Ms. Rachel.
Chandler Dean and Myla McGhee competed their tap number to "Wanna Be Down" and were awarded Five Star Elite; a Power Pak Invitation; were Tap Category Winners and won FIRST OVERALL! Myla and Chandler have been Regional Champions in several dance competitions. This number was choreographed by Sydney Kneuven and taught by Ms. Lois. This photo below is a screen shot as are some above - hopefully at next competition, there will be time to get good photos.
Chandler Dean was the winner of the Photographic Competition, ages 15to 19.
Congratulations to all of our JDC performers and to our fabulous instructors,Ms. Lois and Ms. Rachel.