Members of the Elite Dance Company from QDance turned in impressive results in two different Regional competitions in February. The dancers competed in the StarQuest Regionals in Davenport, Iowa, February 7-9 and also in the Stageone Regionals in St. Louis on Feb. 21-23.
In Davenport, 9-year old, Peyton Kelly received a Platinum award, the judges distinguished costume award, a terrific tumbling award and 2nd over-all. Taylor Routh competing in the Acro-Dance, Petite level of 8 and under received a Platinum award, terrific tumbling award and 4th overall. Soloists, Erica Alexander, Lexi Gerdes, Maddie Keane, Cristen Todd, and Payden Frese, in the teen category, all received High Gold awards. Alexander won 3rd overall in the contemporary dance category. Both Gerdes and Keane received Judges Achievement awards.
In St. Louis, Peyton Kelley won a Double Platinum, technical excellence award, 1st place in the contemporary category, 1st overall and a full scholarship to the Stageone Dance Intensive Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma. Payden Frese received a Double Platinum, 1st place in the lyrical category and 5th overall.
Soloists, Kiersten Wiseman received double platinum, 1st in the jazz category and 6 overall, Kaylee Dennis received a Platinum award and 10th overall, and Savannah Perrine received a Platinum award and 12th overall.
In the Teen, Small Group category, dancers Payden Frese, Kiersten Wiseman, Cameron Phipps, and Savannah Perrine, received a Double Platinum award, the Showmanship award, 1st place in the open category, and were named 1st place overall in the competition.
QDance, located at 640 S. 5th, is owned & operated by Tiffany Tomlinson Frese and is preparing for a recital on May 10th. More information about dance classes and competitive dance is available by calling 217-223-8277.