The Dance X-pressions competition team came home with great honors from the Midwest Starz dance competition, which they attended on March 9-10. This was a two-day competition with more than 500 entries competing.
DXP’s team of 20 dancers entered 24 routines bringing home eight Platinums, 15 High Golds and one Gold. Platinum is the highest awarded trophy, followed by High Gold, Gold and Silver.
Fourteen of DXP’s routines placed in the Top 5 High Point lineups, with two routines being named First Overall High Point Champions in the competitive level division. Special awards received include: Hip Hop routine “Haterz” awarded Best Choreography of the Day; Maddie Kirkland and Addie Zaputil named Standout Dancers; and five routines received Judge’s Choice Awards.
“[We are] so grateful for all of the positive feedback we received from the judges,” said DXP owner Brittany Cosgrove. “DXP students, teachers and parents invest so much in the art of dance and it is very rewarding to see the dedication pay off by coming home with many top awards and great enthusiasm from the judges towards our studio.”
Peytin Ellison solo — High Gold. Kiera Klum solo — High Gold, Jazz category winner and third overall. Maddie Kirkland jazz solo — Platinum, Jazz category winner, second overall and Judge’s Choice Award. Maddie Kirkland lyrical solo — Platinum, Lyrical category winner, first overall. Hannah Hawkins solo — High Gold, fifth in Jazz category. Elizabeth Meng solo — High Gold, sixth in Lyrical category. Abby Sells solo — High Gold, third in Jazz category. Lexy Hedgecock solo — Gold, fourth in Jazz category. Elizabeth Sells — High Gold, Hip Hop category winner. Morgan Schmell — High Gold, fourth overall.
Maddie Kirkland and Addie Zaputil tap duet — Platinum, Tap category winner, first overall. Maddie Kirkland and Addie Zaputil Jazz duet — Platinum, Jazz category winner, second overall, Judge’s Choice Award. Ashtyn Ellison and Dylan Johnson — High Gold, fourth overall. Abigail White and Sammie Zaputil — High Gold, Tap category winner, first overall. Kenzie Kruzich and Morgan Schmell — High Gold, second overall, Judge’s Choice Award.