The elite competitive dance team from Kathy’s Dance Dynamics studio in Enfield struck solid gold at the That’s Entertainment National Finals Competition held in Atlantic City, NJ in July. The team, comprised of twenty-three girls age 8 – 16, won 1st place in nine group and 11 solo performances in the Senior, Intermediate and Small Fry categories, scoring the Top Five overall high scores of the entire competition.
In addition to their winning group and duet Jazz, Lyrical, Pointe, Lines and Production routines, medals were awarded to solo dancers in the following categories:
Modern Contemporary Age 15-16:Alexis Amundrain 1st Place Solid Gold
Jazz Age 11- 12: Vivian Alfonso High Gold
Jazz Age 13-14: Angelique Bizier – 1st Place Solid Gold
Lyrical Age 11-12: Sophie Veilleux – 1st Place Solid Gold
Lyrical Age 15-16: Taylor Clark – 3rd Place Solid Gold – 5th Place Overall High Score, Stephenie Zavatsky – 1st Place Solid Gold and 1st Place Overall High Score, Marina Lajoie – 2nd Place Solid Gold and 3rd Place Overall High Score
Lyrical Age 17-19:Kristen Ehrhardt – 1st Place Solid Gold and 2nd Place Overall High Score, Kaitlyn Prucker – 2nd Place Solid Gold
Open Age 7-8 Open: Carly Demers – 1st Place Solid Gold and 3rd Place Overall High Sc
Tap Age 15-16: Lindsay Veilleux – 1st Place Solid Gold
The team qualified for the Nationals after winning the regional competition held in Windsor, CT this past spring.
“The teaching staff and I are so proud of each dancer. The fact that we were able to win 3 years in a row is a testament to the girl’s hard work, dedication, passion and love of dance,” said Kathy Connaughton, owner of Kathy’s Dance Dynamics. “Support from their parents is a huge key to their success as well.”
Kathy’s Dance Dynamics offers a well-rounded dance education through competitive and non–competitive classes including: Pre-School Dance (2-4yr old), Floor Gymnastics, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical Ballet and Pointe. Classes for adults and family rates are also available. Kathy and her dedicated staff, Nancy Calvi and Sharon Whalen, have been providing artistic and progressive instruction combined with patience and endless enthusiasm for 38 years. The studio is located at Scitico Plaza 585 Hazard Ave, Rte. 190 in Enfield. Visit our Open House on Tuesday, August 27th from 6-8pm, Thursday, August 29th 6-8pm and Saturday August 31st 9am -1pm. For more information please call 860-490-1494 or 860-749-0446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Caption: left to right front row: Gwen Forget, Madison Veilleux, Holly Veilleux, Rebecca Sollmi, Samantha Peacock, Carly Demers
left to right middle row: Sophie Veilleux, Victoria Amundrain, Mackenzie Wyllie, Kaitlin Lynch, Kaitlyn Prucker, Angelique Bizier, Taylor Molina, Marissa Demers, Vivian Alfonso
left to right back row: Alexis Amundrain, Kristen Ehrhardt, Lindsay Veilleux, Stephanie Zavatsky, Kelsey Prucker, Marina Lajoie, Taylor Clark, (Destiny Hodges not pictured)