Rhythm In Motion Dancers Attend Workshop and Competition

The Rhythm in Motion Dancers (Not shown: Isis Howard, Imani Jefferson, NKenge Mitchell)
The Rhythm in Motion Dancers (Not shown: Isis Howard, Imani Jefferson, NKenge Mitchell)

During the weekend of November 15-17, some of the Rhythm in Motion Dancers from Maxine Patterson School of Dance attended a workshop and competition in Daytona Beach, Fl. Dance Makers, Inc sponsored the group. In addition to attending excellent classes with great instructors, the girls brought home 1st place trophies for all of the dances in which they competed. These included ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. One jazz routine, “Party in Paris,” won a special award for being the most entertaining dance in competition. Danced by Trinity Brack, Jaelin Cummings, Deja Gillans, JoAna, Alaija Merritt, and Taylor Moore, this fun routine was choreographed by Stephanie Cummings. The other competing dancers were: Hannah Challenger, Isis Howard, Sahera Howard, Imani Jefferson, NKenge Mitchell, and Samyah Sams. The remaining dance numbers and their styles of dance were: “Spanish” Ballet sole by Jaelin Cummings, “Angel” lyrical duet by Jaelin Cummings and JoAna Martin, Alaija Merritt, NKenge Mitchell, Taylor Moore and Samyah Sams, and “The Wiz” Jazz Group danced by Trinity Brack, Hannah Challenger, Jaelin Cummings, Deja Gillans, Isis Howard, Sahera Howard, Imani Jefferson, JoAna Martin, Alaija Merritt, Taylor Moore and Samyah Sams. Choreographers for these dance numbers were Stephanie Cummings, Amanda Grant, and Nakia Young. Congratulations to all these fabulous dancers.

Taylor Moore and Samyah Sams each won a scholarship to attend Dance Makers National Competition in Myrtle Beach in June 2014.

Rhythm in Motion will present a holiday show on Saturday, December 21st, at 7pm at the Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson Street. Admission is $5 per person. Come and have a fun evening just before Christmas.

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