Dance Institute Performance Academy and Street Heat won national titles again.
At Stage One Nationals in Arlington, Tex. early this month, Street Heat Hip Hop team took the National Championship for Beta and Dance Institute Performance Academy took the national title for Passage.
Following the national competition, the top eight dances are chosen to compete in the Stage One Shoot Out. Street Heat’s Jesters and Move a Little Faster were chosen in the junior division and Beta and Forget Me Not were chosen in the teen division.
Forget Me Not, choreographed by Joey Arrigo, took the top honor winning the Teen Shoot Out Championship. DI took the runner up place for Move a Little Faster, choreographed by Gay Pollock.
Other outstanding achievements were Laura Parrish and Dannon O’Brien winning the Stage One Star Award. Nick Schroeder won a half scholarship to “The One Dance Intensive,” Technical Excellence, Best Choreography, Best Showmanship and more.
O’Brien recently returned from New York City Dance Alliance where he was awarded over $150,000 in college scholarships. He has accepted the scholarship to Manhattan Marymount where he will be attending in September.
Stage One Nationals was the culmination of Dance Institute’s 2012-13 year and the 3rd year under the direction of Linda Holland and Lindsay Brewster.