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MDA’s Competition Team Attended Elite Dance Cup Nationals

September 12th, 2018 by

Monticello Dance Academy’s competition team attended the Elite Dance Cup Nationals competition in Biloxi, Mississippi.

We took 28 numbers to the competition and came home with the following adjudications:
11 Elite Golds, 15 High Golds, 2 GoldsOur group Fuego got the Precision Award, Hold Back the River got the Best Stage Presence Award; both of these are judges’ choice awards. There were only 3 judges’ awards given our during each block of competition. We had 13 numbers receive overall placements!! One was 1st overall, two were 2nd overall, five were 3rd overall, three were 5th overall placements, and two were 6th overall placements. All of these students are under the instruction of Allison Neill. Choreographers for the routines include Allison Neill, Toni Findley, Charlee Carter, Kyle Plunkett, Angel Hairston, and Shelly Butcher.

The following is a breakdown of each routine and the awards they received at Nationals!

Something’s Got a Hold On Me got an Elite Gold and 1st overall in the Junior Premier Small groups. They were also named the Highest Scoring Premier Division winner and were guest performers in the Showcase finals! Members of this group are Maggie Fakouri, Anna Claire Hollis, McKinzie Adcock, Lynley Fletcher, and Rachel Prince.

B.E.A.T. got a High Gold and 3rd overall in the Junior Premier Small groups. Members of this group are Maggie Fakouri, Anna Claire Hollis, Rachel Prince, and Chloe Pinkus.

Jensen and Olivia Harrod’s duet to Back In Time got a Gold.

Geekin’ got a High Gold! Members of this group are McKinzie Adcock, Peyton Sinclair, Addison Caldwell, and Riley Kate Derryberry.

Jalyn Powell’s solo got a High Gold!

Olivia Wilson’s solo got an Elite Gold and she placed 6th overall in the Teen Encore Solos.

Peyton Sinclair’s solo got an Elite Gold and 5th overall in the Teen Encore Solos!

Talk to Me got a High Gold. Members of this trio are Alex Pennington, Avery Barnes, and Olivia Harrod.

Think About It got a High Gold and 3rd overall in the Teen Encore Duet/Trios. This duet consists of Kayla Arrington and Olivia Wilson.

Keller Bigham’s solo got an Elite Gold.

Anna Boren’s solo got a High Gold and she received a scholarship to attend a High School Intensive held at Oklahoma City University.

Alex Pennington’s solo got an Elite Gold!

Can’t Hold Us got a High Gold! This duet consists of Anna Boren and Jalyn Powell.

Comes and Goes in Waves got a High Gold and 3rd overall in the Teen Elite Duet/Trios. This duet consists of Avery Barnes and Alex Pennington.

My Love got a High Gold! Members of this group include Alex Pennington, Anna Boren, Avery Barnes, Madi Ryburn, Olivia Harrod, Olivia Wilson, and Riley Kate Derryberry.

Madelyn Terry’s solo got a High Gold!

McKinzie Adcock’s solo got a Gold!

Avery Barnes’ solo got a High Gold!

Chloe Sanders’ solo got a High Gold and she got 6th overall in the Junior Encore Solos!

Sidney Ballard’s solo got an Elite Gold and she placed 5th overall in the Junior Encore Solos!

Lynley Fletcher’s solo got an Elite Gold and she placed 3rd overall in the Junior Encore Solos!

Fuego got an Elite Gold, a judges’ choice award for Best Precision, and 3rd overall in the Teen Elite Small Groups! Members of this group include Anna Boren, Caroline Groves, Keller Bigham, and Olivia Wilson.

Got Your Number got an Elite Gold! Members of this group include Abby Sass, Alex Pennington, Avery Barnes, Gracie Mosley, Jalyn Powell, Kayla Arrington, Lillian Lay, Logan Fletcher, Lynsey Hoover, and Peyton Sinclair.

Drop It Low got a High Gold! This duet consists of Madelyn Terry and Olivia Harrod.

My House got a High Gold! This duet consists of Sidney Ballard and McKinzie Adcock.

Fighters got a High Gold and 5th overall in the Junior Encore Duet/Trios! This trio consists of Sidney Ballard, McKinzie Adcock, and Chloe Sanders.

A Little Party got an Elite Gold and placed 2nd overall in the Junior Encore Duet/Trios! This trio consists of Sidney Ballard, McKinzie Adcock, and Lynley Fletcher.

Hold Back the River got an Elite Gold, 2nd overall in Teen Encore Large Groups, Judges’ choice award for Best Stage Presence, a Spotlight award for the Highest technique score from our studio, and they got to re-compete in the Showcase finals! This group consists of Alex Pennington, Avery Barnes, Caroline Groves, Gracie Mosley, Kayla Arrington, Logan Fletcher, Lynsey Hoover, Madi Ryburn, and Olivia Wilson.

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