SV Dance Conservatory Dancers Compete in Wildwood, Win Awards

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Duos and Trios: Top row (l-r): Kaleigh and Ava Dyer; Lilly and Natalie Chambers. Bottom row (l-r): Hailey and Keira Fleming; Peyton Markle, Ava Dyer and Keira Fleming.

Once again, Saucon Valley Dance Conservatory qualified for the Dance Explosion National competition in Wildwood, N.J. The competition was held July 11-16, 2016, and featured solo, duo, trio and group performances by conservatory students throughout the week and did an amazing job.

The following Saucon Valley Conservatory dancers won awards at the competition:

  • Jr. Solo – Keira Fleming, Platinum and 3rd place high score
  • Petite Duet – Natalie and Lilly Chambers, Extreme Gold and 3rd place high score
  • Jr. Duet – Hailey and Keira Fleming, Platinum 1st place in division and 1st place high score
  • Jr. Trio – Ava Dyer, Keira Fleming and Peyton Markle, Platinum and 8th place high score
  • Teen Duo – Kaleigh and Ava Dyer, Platinum 1st place in division and 5th place high score

Teen Solos:

  • Hailey Fleming, Platinum and 4th place high score
  • Caitlin Kernick, Platinum 1st place in division and 2nd place high score

Senior Solos:

  • Valerie Pena, Platinum 1st place in division and 1st place high score
  • Meghan Fainor, Extreme Gold
  • Payton Johnson, Platinum and 6th place high score

The Sapphire B group, “Something in the Water,” received a platinum and 4th place high score. Diamond A and B groups,“Respect” and “Brave,” both earned platinum and 1st place in each of their divisions. “Pink Panther,” the junior large group jazz team, also placed with a platinum.

All these group dances were chosen to compete in the Xccelerated Challenge, which was held Saturday, July 16, 2016. With tight competition, Diamond A–performing “Respect”–won fifth place in their division, and the Sapphire Team performing “Something in the Water” came out on top as the 12U Xcalibur Winners.

"Respect:" Standing (l-r): Payton Johnson, Mia Porter, Val Pena, Joslynn Rose. Seated (l-r): Kaleigh Dyer, Megan Fainor, Miranda Bloch, Hailey Clarke.

“Respect:” Standing (l-r): Payton Johnson, Mia Porter, Val Pena, Joslynn Rose. Seated (l-r): Kaleigh Dyer, Megan Fainor, Miranda Bloch, Hailey Clarke.

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Solos: Top row (l-r): Keira Fleming; Payton Johnson. Second row: Caitlin Kernick; Hailey Fleming. Bottom row: Megan Fainor; Val Pena.

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“Pink Panther:” Top row (l-r): Peyton Markle, Ava Dyer, Talia Avia, Bela Silverman, Natalie Chambers, Caitlin Kernick, Keira Fleming. Bottom row (l-r): Julia Rose, Katarina Van Der Walt, Paige Rosenberger, Avery Bostick, Emma Harvey, Lydia Apple.

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“Something in the Water:” (l-r): Karissa Corcoran, Caitlin Kernick, Natalie Chambers, Julia Rose, Peyton Markle, Emma Harvey, Keira Fleming, Bela Silverman, Ava Dyer.

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“Something in the Water” XCalibur winners (l-r): Karissa Corcoran, Emma Harvey, Ava Dyer, Peyton Markle, Keira Fleming, Julia Rose, Caitlin Kernick, Bela Silverman, Natalie Chambers.

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“Brave” (l-r): Val Pena, Payton Johnson, Hailey Fleming, Olivia Brucker, Mia Porter, Megan Fainor, Kaleigh Dyer, Joslynn Rose, Miranda Bloch, Hailey Clarke.

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