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Local dancers get in the groove at competition

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The 2021-22 Dance by Deborah Troupe traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the Groove National Finals July 5-9. Thirty-five dancers competed in multiple dances including solos, duo/trios, small groups, large groups, a hip-hop line and one large production. The production, DXDBD, was invited to compete again in The Jam at the end of the competition and placed second.

In addition to the results below, Dance by Deborah received the Professionalism Award as voted on by the entire Groove Crew. Deborah Kochert received the Dance Educator of the Year Award.

Results:

Who Let The Dogs Out - Diamond, second In Category, third Overall Petite Small Group, “Crowd Pleaser” Judges Choice Award

Superman - Elite Diamond, first In Category, first Overall Teen Small Group

Did I Mention - Diamond, second In Category, secodnd Overall Mini Small Group

Me & My Girls - Elite Diamond, first In Category, second Overall Petite Small Group

Hollywood - Diamond, first In Category

Jump Jive & Wail - Elite Diamond, first In Category, first Overall Junior Small Group

Smooth Criminal - Diamond, second In Category, third Overall Junior Small Group

Dancing With The Devil - Diamond, first In Category, 10th Overall Intermediate Senior Solo

Listen - Diamond, first In Category, eighth Overall Intermediate Teen Solo

Queens - Diamond first In Category, first Overall Teen Duo/Trio

Britney - Diamond, first In Category

Swagger Jagger - Elite Diamond, second In Category, second Overall Novice Mini Solo, “Cute And Confident” Judges Choice Award

Cruella Deville - Elite Diamond, first In Category, first Overall, Novice Petite Solo

Salute - Diamond, first In Category, first Overall Novice Junior Solo

Life’s A Happy Song - Elite Diamond, first In Category, first Overall Teen Large Group

Social Media - Elite Diamond, first In Category, first Overall Junior Line

Dxdbd - Elite Diamond, first In Category, first Overall Junior Production, second In The Jam

“Senior” Prom 2022 – Champions of the Parent Dance Battle

Griffin Birk and Madilyn Biddle received special shout-outs in their convention classes.

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