Alfonso Academy dancers win highest scoring routine out of 800 performances at Platinum National Dance Competition
Miramar Beach, FLA. (June 28, 2017) – Alfonso Academy’s five New Light Dance Project (NLDP) members competed in the Platinum National Dance Competition at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City, Florida, from Monday, June 12th to Saturday, June 17th.
As a group, NLDP owned the competition, with their performance of “Believe” winning Top Lyrical Teen Elite Small Group and First Place Overall Teen Elite Small Group out of ten routines.
Perhaps the biggest honor of all resulted from Addison Jenrich and Elle Danjean’s duo performance entitled “Interlaced,” choreographed by Melissa “MJ” Jackson. It was the highest scoring routine for the entire week out of 800 routines and won the Best of the Best Battle in the Elite Grand Championship Gala. “Suspension of Curiosity” was also one of the top eight highest scoring routines and performed in the Best of the Best Grand Champion Battle with “Interlaced.”
NLDP members racked up an impressive list of accomplishments and awards individually. Addison Jenrich won Teen Miss Platinum Nationals 2017 and Elle Danjean won the Best of the Best Elite Solo Battle award for “Distal Points Expanding Through Molecular Structure.”
Henley Dowdy took home 15th Place Overall Elite Teen Solo, and Sydney Reaves placed 7th for Overall Junior Elite Solo.
“This was New Light Dance Company’s very first National Competition and I’m so proud to see how they stepped up and performed,” said Alfonso Academy Founder and Director, Mary Elizabeth Alfonso. “Their dedication and hard work brought home top awards, but more importantly with a stronger sense of confidence!”
High Resolution Photos Attached: Alfonso Academy and New Light Dance Project dancers, Addison Jenrich and Elle Danjean, accept their award for their duo, “Interlaced,” which was given the highest score of the entire week out of 800 performances.
About Alfonso Academy
The Mission of Alfonso Academy is to foster the growth of individuals through academics and fine arts. Alfonso Academy began with the desire to provide elite dance training to those who seek a professional career in dance or who have the flexibility to work during the day on their passion of dance. It started as a program designed for home school students, blended school programs and online curriculum students to meet in a fostering environment. The Academy has now expanded to also include an Evening Program Curriculum. Keeping to a holistic approach to fine arts education, students are guided in developing confidence, discipline, technical, critical and creative thinking skills, as well as exploring the content of their character. Alfonso Academy has established a team of experienced educators to ensure the fine arts training is taken to a new level of expectations. Community performance opportunities, lessons on audition etiquette, and how to brand yourself in a professional setting are among a few of the vast experiences at Alfonso Academy. The motto at Alfonso Academy is “Defy and Define.” Dance may defy particular confines of the body, but at the same time it defines characteristics within you, your body and your mind. Alfonso Academy is located at 12598 US Highway 98 W behind Emerald Coast Urgent Care. For more information, visit www.alfonsoacademy.com or find Alfonso Academy on Facebook and Instagram.