Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

April 21, 2013

Dance X-pressions dominates at Midwest Starz


The Daily Iowegian

---- — 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.”

DXP Results

SOLOS

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.

DUETS

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.

GROUPS

Jazz group — Ashtyn Ellison, Dylan Johnson, Abigail White and Sammie Zaputil — Platinum, Jazz category winner, third overall, Judge’s Choice Award. Hip Hop Group —Addie Zaputil, Maddie Kirkland, Elizabeth Meng, Chloe Zintz, Hannah Bailey, Hannah Hawkins, Abby Sells and Lexy Hedgecock — Platinum, Hip Hop category winner, third overall, Judge’s Choice Award and Best Choreography of the Day Award. Lyrical Group — Addie Zaputil, Maddie Kirkland, Elizabeth Meng, Hannah Bailey and Hannah Hawkins — Platinum, second overall. Musical Theater Group — Sammie Zaputil, Addie Zaputil, Maddie Kirkland, Abigail White, Elizabeth Meng, Chloe Zintz, Hannah Bailey, Hannah Hawkins and Lexy Hedgecock — Platinum, fifth overall. Jazz Group — Elizabeth Meng, Hannah Bailey, Hannah Hawkins, Abby Sells and Lexy Hedgecock — High Gold, second in Jazz category. Tap Group — Elizabeth Meng, Hannah Bailey, Abby Sells and Lexy Hedgecock — High Gold, Tap category winner. Lyrical Group — Maddie Kirkland, Abby Sells, Tiffany Johnson, Leah Scott, Elizabeth Sells and Alexis Johnson — High Gold, second in Lyrical category. Tap Group — Tiffany Johnson, Leah Scott Elizabeth Sells and Alexis Johnson — High Gold, fifth overall. Musical Theater Group — Abby Sells, Lexy Hedgecock, Tiffany Johnson, Leah Scott, Elizabeth Sells, Morgan Schmell, Alexis Johnson and Kenzie Kruzich — High Gold.