Starlites Take Top Awards at Coastal Dance Masters

March 20, 2014

The Starlites Dance teams from the Huron Physical Arts Center took top awards at the Coastal Dance Masters Dance Championships at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

The Starlites Tiny team took 1st place in the Tiny Pom and Tiny Hip Hop categories.  Team members are Captain Nevaeh Sheffer, Israella Bertman, Reese Sloan and Ava Slossar.

The Starlites Mini team took 1st place in the Mini Pom, Mini Jazz and Mini Hip Hop categories.  Team members are Captain Abby Slossar, Captain Emma Higgins, Madison Bajis, Emma Curtis, Kaylee Davis, Mollie Eagen, Ella Jacobs, Emilee Lier, Lauren Ryan, CJ Schott, Nevaeh Sheffer, Rylee Sloan, Jayde Ullenbruch and Reese Vonhiltmayer.

The Starlites Youth team took 1st place in the Youth Pom, Youth Jazz, Youth Lyrical and Youth Hip Hop categories.  The team won a paid bid to the U.S. Finals in Virginia Beach for their pom routine.  Team members are Captain Morgan Smith, Hip Hop Captain Averie Dunn, Jillian Curtis, Alivia Dunn, Mollie Eagen, Lucy Fabick, Alena Foster, Maddy Hemby, Miranda Hudson, Rylee Martin, Lacey Mayes, Brynn McGregor, Mallory Nowiski, Kevin Schott, Allison Slossar, Brianna Slossar and Hannah Szyska.

The Starlites Junior team took 1st place in the Junior Pom, Junior Jazz, Junior Lyrical and Junior Hip Hop categories.  The team was awarded the “Grand Champion” award for their lyrical routine, which was the highest scoring dance routine of the event.  The Junior Hip Hop routine also won the “Wow Performance” award.  Team members are Captain Adrienne Slossar, Captain Dana Click, Hip Hop Captain Younique Williams, Ashley Blais, Andrea Dunn, Emma Huston, Hailee Kleeves, Autumn Nay, Jamie Rich and Mackenzie Schott.

The teams are now preparing to compete at the U.S. Finals National Dance Championships May 4, 2014 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The teams are coached by Laurie Charron, Kelly Kania and Lynne Hearn.

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