Gothenburg’s Vibes Dance Studio took its talent on the road, this time showing their stuff at the Spotlight Dance Competition in Denver, Colorado.
The team brought home a multitude of awards in the season-ending competition.
Briony Aden and Addisyn Jesseph brought home a judge’s choice award ‘Double Whammy’ for their clogging duet, Stayin’ Alive and Bodey Tederman brought home a judge’s choice award ‘Feet on Fire’ for her clogging solo, Ugly Heart.
All soloists, duets, and group dances besides one, brought home the 2nd highest level medals, rubies and the Stars clogging group of Kinzie Aden, Adi Bartels, Taylor Burge, Sarah Sander, and Hayden Ricley brought home the highest possible medal, a diamond, for the routine D.A.N.C.E.
Studio co-owner Megan Aden said after an anxiety-filled week, the team finally heard back about the category cup awards and overall placement awards - but it was worth it because the girls did fantastic. Aden went on to say that considering the size of the competition and the number of groups participating, she was tremendously pleased with the outcome of the day.
Category cup winners are as follows:
Addisyn Jesseph - 10 year - Hip Hop Solo - Levitating
Briony Aden - 11 year - Hip Hop Solo - Primadonna
Bodey Tederman - 11 year - Open(clogging) Solo - Ugly Heart
Hayden Ricley - 14 year - Open (clogging) Solo - Teeth
Katie Kreis - 17-19 year - Hip Hop Solo - Raising Hell
Salute (Briony Aden, Addi Jesseph, Aaliyah Houser, Serenity Schram, Bodey Tederman, Shayne Kinnan) brought home the small group - 10 year - Hip Hop category cup.
Overall solo placements:
9th place (9-11 ave soloists) - Aaliyah Houser -Throw It Back, and Hayden Ricley.
1st place (12-14 age soloists) Hayden Ricley - Teeth.
Overall group placements:
8th place - Squad hip hop team (Addisyn, Briony, Bodey, Serenity, Aaliyah, Shayne Kinnan).
9th place - Storm clogging team (Addisyn, Briony, Bodey, Serenity, Aaliyah).
The Stars teen clogging group, which included Adi, Kinzie, Taylor, Sarah and Hayden, competed in the Future Gems division and brought home fourth place honors out of 34 teams for their routine D.A.N.C.E.
Vibes Dance Studio will have a local performance on April 30 at the Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling event in downtown Gothenburg. They will showcase some of their routines between 4:30 and 5 p.m. at the intersection of Lake Avenue and 10th Street.