This past weekend, the Hinsdale Dance Academy dancers competed in the Showstopper National Dance Competition. The dancers poured their hearts and souls into their performances. They were awarded by taking nearly every top award at the event.
Showstopper is a nationally known, reputable dance competition. They have been in existence for 36 years, and have seen many dancers grace their stages and go onto very successful dance careers in the industry. Showstopper was the first dance competition that HDA owner, Jennifer Grapes, ever competed in when she was four years old. It was a special weekend filled with many memories and now, a big success story.
Congratulations go to the following dancers and dances:
JUNIOR COMPANY RESULTS
Charlotte- 6th Overall (Mini Division)
Mia- 7th Overall (Mini Division)
Emery- 7th Overall (Junior Division)
Dylan- Double Platinum, 1st OVERALL (Junior Division)
Abby- Platinum (Teen Division)
Ava- Double Platinum, 6th Overall (Teen Division)
Lainey- Double Platinum, 2nd Overall (Teen Division)
"Forget the World" (Dylan, Emery, Mia)- Platinum, 4th Overall
"Paquita Pas de Trois" (Dylan, Emery, Lainey)- Platinum, 6th Overall
"Roxanne"- (Dylan, Emery, Lainey)- Double Platinum, 1st OVERALL
"Believe"- (Abby, Ava, Ansley)- Platinum, 3rd Overall
"Fever"- (Abby, Ava, Ansley, Lainey)- Platinum, 5th Overall
"Simply Irrestible"- (Abby, Ava, Ansley, Lainey, Charlotte, Emery, Dylan, Mia)- Platinum, 3rd Overall
HINSDALE BALLET THEATRE COMPANY RESULTS
Julia P- Double Platinum, 7th Overall (Senior Division)
Julia M- Crystal Award, 2nd Overall (Senior Division)
"Peasant Pas de Deux"- (Alexandra, Morgan)- Double Platinum, 2nd Overall (Teen Division)
"Say Goodbye"- (Julia M, Sarah)- Crystal Award, 1st OVERALL (Senior Division)
"Identity Theft"- (Madison, Morgan, Frannie, Ellen, Julia P, Julia M, Libby, Alexandra, Sarah, Lindsey)- Crystal Award, 1st OVERALL (Senior Division)
The Hinsdale Dance Academy is located at 414 Chestnut Street in Hinsdale, IL. Classes are offered for dancers of all ages and all styles of dance. The Hinsdale Dance Academy is the official home of the Hinsdale Ballet Theatre, Hinsdale’s premier ballet company. For more information regarding the school or company, please call 630 484 3241. We are currently enrolling dancers in our summer intensives.