Just Dance! Kicks Off 2019 Season with Optional Events

Every year, Just Dance! directors determine the events that the companies will attend as a group. They also identify additional optional events that dancers can attend.

Optional events offer dancers opportunities they may not get through team events. For soloists, a couple extra performances on stage can make a big difference. We love dance conventions and always recommend dancers participate in extra classes if they can. When a dancer is in a class without  teammates, it can be a very different experience and force them outside their comfort zone. Optional events also offer the chance for dancers to see other studios and dancers that they might not see at company-wide events. That’s one of the reasons several dancers attended New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) regionals in Pittsburgh.

NYCDA Regionals Pittsburgh

NYCDA smallMs. Lindsey traveled with four Just Dance! company members to Pittsburgh the first weekend in February.

Competition Results

Teen Top Score Soloists: Lana Baird (2nd); Leilah Baird (13th)

The following Just Dancers earned scholarships:

Teen Outstanding Dancer Runner-Up: Lana Baird and Leilah Baird

Mini Outstanding Dancer Runner-Up: Berkley Segars

Intrigue Dance Intensives Greenville, S.C.

Competition Results

Top Score Solos

Teen: Caitlyn Hall (2nd); Lana Baird (4th); Leilah Baird (9th)

Senior: Gracen Nelson (3rd)

These Just Dancers earned scholarships:

Teen: Caitlyn Hall (year scholarship); Lana Baird (full nationals scholarship); Leilah Baird (Broadway Dance Center)

Senior: Gracen Nelson (true performer)

Revive Dance Convention Charleston

Competition Results

Top Score Solos:

Mini: Berkley Segars (2nd)

Junior: Maggie Bednarczyk (3rd)

Teen: Caitlyn Hall (1st), Addison Adams (3rd)

Senior: Justice Wooden (2nd)

The following Just Dancers earned scholarships:

City Crew: Berkley Segars, Maggie Bednarczyk, Justice Wooden, Caitlyn Hall

Honored Dancer Nominee: Justice Wooden

Teen Elite Honored Dancer Nominee: Caitlyn Hall

Groove Dance Convention Charleston Regionals

Mini company member Caitlyn Burn received the Photogenic Award.

Groove SmallTop Score Duo/Trio:

Intermediate Petite: “Lace Veil” (1st)

Top Score Solos:

Intermediate Mini: Hayden Quick (1st)

Intermediate Petite: Lorelei Lingle (1st); Caroline Harkins (2nd); Caitlyn Burn (3rd); Lawson Walasek (4th)

Competitive Petite: Raelyn LaCavera (1st and Groove Perfection); Berkley Segars (3rd)

Intermediate Junior: Jenna Huser (2nd)

Competitive Junior: Maggie Bednarczyk (Grove Perfection and 1st); Brynna Newell (9th)

Competitive Teen: Addison Adams (Groove Perfection and 2nd); Sierra Coleman (4th)