Award-winning season for local dancers
Dance with Kim School of Performing Arts LLC in Lehighton recently received the sportsmanship award at the Lehigh Valley Dance Challenge in Allentown.
Awards were presented to the DWK IMPACT dance teams in the following categories:
The Itty Bitty IMPACT Dance Team received gold awards in tap and ballet and a high gold in jazz. The team was also the highest scoring small group in their age category.
The Mini IMPACT Dance Team received gold for ballet and jazz and high gold for tap; and was also the highest scoring small group in their category.
The Senior IMPACT Dance Team received high gold for ballet and platinum awards for jazz and tap. The team also received third and fourth overall high score group awards.
At the Dancers Inc. competition held in Lancaster, DWK was awarded the Sensational Stage Presence award. The Mini IMPACT team received a high gold in ballet, tap and jazz. They received first place overall petite group for tap and second place overall petite group for ballet.
The Senior IMPACT Dance Team received gold in jazz and ballet and high gold for tap.
At the All American Talent Awards in Lancaster, the Itty Bitty IMPACT Dance Team received high gold awards in jazz and ballet and a platinum in tap. The team was also the highest scoring small group in their age category.
The Mini IMPACT Dance Team received platinum awards for ballet and jazz and a high platinum for tap. The team was the highest scoring large group in their age category.
The Senior IMPACT Dance Team received platinum for ballet and high platinum awards for jazz and tap. The team also received first place overall, highest scoring group for tap.
Solo and duo students receiving high gold, platinum, double platinum and first place accolades included Hailey Anthony, Abigail Reis, Lillian Brown, Jordyn Zwetolitz, Tia Brownmiller, Brianna Holtzer, Abigail and Hannah Christman, Elizabeth Beck, Angeline Castagna, Sophia Foreaker, Haley Haggerty, Paige Hemingway, Sarah Kistler, Jenna Kroboth, Giovanna Lorenzo, Erin McGinley, Danielle Miller, Alexis Neri, Dani Rimsky, Mackenzie and Makayla Sabatino, Sophia Samoleski, Kaitlyn Shlanta and Brittany Semmel.
Overall high scoring duo/trio teams were Lillian Brown and Jordyn Zwetolitz at LVDC and All American Talent awards.
Brittany Semmel was named Pennsylvania's Senior Miss All American Talent and received the only perfect score at the All American Talent competition for her lyrical "Hallelujah."
Dance with Kim dancers will be featured in the 26th annual production "Shine On" at Lehighton Area High School June 15. For more information go to www.dancewithkim.com.