By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
With dance bags, dance shoes, hairspray and tights in tow, the girls from Becky’s Dance Step Studios set off for Mobile in hopes of bringing home the gold, and that is exactly what they did. The group of 17 talented dancers performed in a total of nine dances and brought home six second place, and three first place trophies.
The group consisted of Emma Grace Newman, Regan Crosby, Zaria Straughter, Savanna Edwards, Savanna Wilford, Summer Langell, Brittany Edwards, Haley Rogers, Erin Jarvis, Pazlei Jenkins, Celina Quintana, Amelia Blanton, Kendal Wilson, Brigitte Blanton, Cheltsie Kinsley, Elainie Jarvis and April Bishop.
They performed to Baby Take A Bow (second place), Car Wash (first place), Broadway Baby (second place), Your Heart Will Lead You Home (second place), Hit The Road Jack (second place), Dive In The Pool (second place), Rustles Of Spring (first place), The Impossible Dream (second place) and Whiskey In The Well (first place). Also, Car Wash, which was performed by Savanna Edwards, Zaria Straughter and Savanna Wilford won the Best Of category trophy in the Junior Duo-Trio Division.
Mrs. Becky Robinson said of her girls, “I am very proud of my dancers and how well they did at Dance Makers Inc. in Mobile because they represented our community and my studio in such a positive way, not only in their outstanding performances, but also in their friendly attitude towards their fellow competitors and in their good behavior during the classes they attended as well. These girls spend countless hours at the studio practicing and perfecting their competition routines and it is very rewarding to see all of their hard work and dedication pay off.”
However, Becky was not alone in helping teach the girls. She shared, “Although the dance team remained under my watchful eye throughout their two months of rehearsals in preparation for this competition, I “passed the torch” as Dance Team Director (after over 20 years) to former dance team member herself, Toni Blanton. I am very proud of her leadership skills and the fact that she was so willing to share what she learned from her experience as a former team member with the next generation of dancers as we train them.”
All of the dances that Becky’s team took qualified to go to Nationals in Myrtle Beach. Congratulations on your success, girls!