In July the members of Power Elite Dance Academy’s Competitive Company traveled to Henderson, Nevada, to attend the 41st annual Power of Dance tour with Tremaine Dance Conventions. This leading national dance education circuit boasts a professional faculty led by Joe Tremaine and his staff, bringing best-in-the-industry classes to dancers around the United States.
The Company Dancers from Power Elite, led by owner Tina McCarey, prepare rigorously for this event in hopes to place in competition and bring back accolades to their hometown, and this year did not disappoint.
PEDA Company dancers ages 6 to 18 trained in master classes from six hours a day for three straight days. Dancers and teachers also had the opportunity to attend lectures and panels with the guest artists and faculty, making it a tremendous learning experience for all.
Tremaine is known for its high-quality training in all subject areas but stands above all as a leader in keeping the fundamentals of classic jazz dance alive. Students participated in hour-long classes alongside some of the best dancers in the nation, creating new friendships, pushing the limits of the mental and physical aspects of dance, gaining self-confidence, and renewing their love for the athleticism and expression of their art.
The chance to represent our community on the main stage during the two nights of competition is a highlight of the event. This year, the PEDA Company secured a large array of top-placing awards, from the youngest group of dancers to the top-tier team, as well as placing within the top three for all production numbers. Many of the students also bravely took to the stage to compete in solo dances and were showered with praise.
While bringing home a slew of trophies is quite the accomplishment, it’s the memories made between staff and team members that will last a lifetime.
This year, PEDA Senior Anisa Spurgeon took part in the coveted Tremaine Dance Company. She attended several stops across the nation on the Power Dance Tour and represented her studio with grace and gratitude. It was a proud moment for all to watch as she took to the stage in the closing ceremonies, performing in the Tremaine Faculty Show. It was a moment of pride and accomplishment that the PEDA staff and dancers will remember as a source of inspiration to work hard and set big goals for their dance careers.
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